How To Setup Google 2-step verification for Google & Gmail Account

Google has become a dominant force in the Internet world and has millions of people using it everyday. A Google Account has become accustomed with large amounts of private data as users are increasingly storing financial information (within email statements), personal emails, private photo albums, videos, etc. It is imperative that you protect this wealth of information and try and secure your Google Account as much as possible. The following guide will quickly tell you how to add a extra layer of security protection to your entire Google account including Gmail,etc.

How To Setup Google 2-step verification for Google & Gmail Account

  • Log into your Google Account.
  • Go to Google Account Settings (See link in Getting Started) > Security section
  • Under Google 2-step verification, if Status is OFF, click Settings next to it to change it. You will then go to the Google 2-step verification specific page
  • This will display all your phone numbers in the Google Account. Click Turn on 2-step verification
  • Google 2-step verification Guide
    • Setup how you would like to receive Verification Codes – Text message or through various mobile applications
    • Test the Phone – Grab your mobile device you entered and be sure to take the code sent and Verify it
    • Verify the computer you are currently using
    • Activate Google 2-step verification
  • Each time you try to log into your Google Account through an unrecognized device, a Text Message or Code will be sent to your registered mobile device. You will have to enter the Verification Code to activate the device. You can then access your Google Account

Benefits of Google 2-step verification

  • Any unrecognized device logging into your account will automatically be flagged. An alert will be sent to you by phone to make sure you are logging in. This helps prevent unauthorized people from loging into your account
  • The Google 2-step verification process is a great way against hackers and phishers. Even if they have access to your username, password, they will need to have access to your mobile device to log in.
  • 2-Step verification protects the enormous amount of private information – search queries, videos, albums, etc. within a Google account.
  • This extra layer of protection is worth it, especially if you have sensitive information in your account

Getting Started – Google 2-step verification

Google Account Settings

Getting Started – Google 2-step verification

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