Turning On 2-Step Verification

Question

How do I turn on 2-Step Verification (or Two Factor Authentication - 2FA) on my Google Account?

 

Environment

  • Google

 

Information

With 2-Step Verification (also known as two-factor authentication), you add an extra layer of security to your account in case your password is stolen. After you set up 2-Step Verification, you’ll sign in to your account in two steps using:

  • Something you know, like your password
  • Something you have, like your phone

For more information, including more ways to protect your account visit the Google Account Help page for 2-Step Verification

 

Answer

  1. Open your Google Account.
  2. In the navigation panel, select Security.
  3. Under “Signing in to Google,” select 2-Step Verification and then Get started.
  4. Follow the on-screen steps.
Note: If authenticating using a text message, do not enter the "G-" just the numbers are required.

Skip a second step on trusted devices

If you don't want to provide a second verification step each time you sign in on your computer or phone, check the box next to "Don't ask again on this computer.

Important:  Only check this box on devices you regularly use and don't share with anyone else.

Details

Article ID: 1909
Created
Thu 4/22/21 9:28 AM
Modified
Thu 4/22/21 4:33 PM