setting up Two-factor authentication
Posted by Pamela Kistler-Osborne on 23 September 2021 03:01 PM
Protect your account with 2-Step Verification
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:
Turn on 2-Step Verification
After you turn on 2-Step Verification, you’ll need to complete a second step to verify it’s you when you sign in. To help protect your account, Google will request that you complete a specific second step.
Use Google prompts
We recommend you sign in with Google prompts. It's easier to tap a prompt than enter a verification code. Prompts can also help protect against SIM swap and other phone number-based hacks.
Google prompts are push notifications you’ll receive on:
Based on the device and location info in the notification, you can:
For added security, Google may ask you for your PIN or other confirmation.