Google 2 Step Verification

July 29, 2017 Gabe Ishak No comments exist

Google 2 Step Verification



The goal of enabling your Google 2 step verification is to ensure that just because a hacker acquires your login information, it doesn’t mean that they can access your email, which improves your cyber safety.
How does it work? Most 2-step authentication services will send you a pin number as an SMS to your phone or via a phone call, and that pin number is like a second password. Afterward, you have to enter it to log into your account after entering your username and password. Also, the pin number changes every time you log in. Therefore, if a hacker wants to hack your email account, then he has to intercept that pin number or has to have physical access to your phone.

How to enable Google 2 step verification?

Here is a screenshot demonstration of how to set up a 2-step authentication on you Gmail:

 

Screenshot of step 1 and 2 for Google 2 step verification tutorial picture
First, you want to be logged in your Google account, and be on google.com, then from the upper right corner click on your picture or the icon, as shown in the following screenshot. Next, you want to click on “My Account.”
Screenshot of step 3 for Google 2 step verification tutorial picture
Now you want to click on “Signing in to Google.”
Screenshot of step 4 for Google 2 step verification tutorial picture
You will see something similar to the following screenshot; now you need to scroll down.
Screenshot of step 5 for Google 2 step verification tutorial picture
Locate the “2-Step Verification” and click it.
Screenshot of step 6 for Google 2 step verification tutorial picture
You want to click on “Get Started.”
Screenshot of step 7 for Google 2 step verification tutorial picture
Enter your password again.
Screenshot of step 8, 9 and for Google 2 step verification tutorial picture
Afterward, enter your phone number on this page. Then, choose the preferred method of verification, whether “text message” or “phone call.” I recommend “text message.” Now you need to click “Next.”
Screenshot of step 12 and 13 for Google 2 step verification tutorial picture
Next, and depending on the method of verification you chose, you will get a confirmation code, usually a 6-digit number. Next, enter the digits in the field. Now, you want to click “Next.”
Screenshot of the 14th step for Google 2 step verification tutorial picture
Next, you only need to click “Turn On.”
Screenshot of the final step for Google 2 step verification tutorial picture
Congratulations! Two-step authentication has been activated for your Gmail account!

The next time you sign in, you will have to enter a code that you will receive on your phone before Google lets you get into your email. 

Additionally, a strong password can come in handy for a secure email, learn how to create a strong password, and be sure to check out more awesome tips on how you can protect yourself online. We upload content regularly with video tutorials on our YouTube channel.

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *