Enabling two-step verification (also known as two-step authentication) on your Google account adds an extra layer to your Google account login process. Thus, your Google account becomes more secure.
For beginners, let me quickly explain how this works:
Before enabling two-step verification, all you need to provide is email and password for log into your account.
However, after you have enabled this option, you will need to provide email, password, and pin (or something depending on what option you have set) to enter into your account.
Keep in mind that you cannot login to your account without the pin (or whatever you set).
Here is an important thing to note before proceeding:
You can use the below steps on both the PC and Mobile devices such as Android. In this instance, I am using PC.
Without further ado, let’s see the steps to do this task.
Enable Two-Step Verification on Gmail Account
That’s it. The two-step verification is enabled on your Google account. From now on, while you sign into your account, you will be asked password and verification code (you will receive this as a text message).
Changing Second Step
After you enabled Google two-step verification, you should be on a screen where you can change the second step.
It means that you can change the text verification code with some other options that are available on that screen.
If you wish, you can change it with the option you prefer. In this instance, let me change the text verification with the "Google Prompt."
Here’s what your sign in the process looks like after you have added Google Prompt to your account:
If you are OK with this, then let’s see the steps to add this to the account.
You can change your second step at any time and here are the steps:
Turn Off Two-Step Verification
I highly suggest you to set the "Backup codes" method even though you have set up another method as your default second step. Because this way can help you to access your account when you do not have your device or your device is lost or stolen.
Just go to the page where you can change the second step. Click on "Set up" option in the "Backup codes." You will be shown a list of codes, and you can use each code only once. Just download or print it and kept it in the safe place.
I hope that the information in this post is useful for you. If you like the information in this post, share this one your friends.
How to Enable Two-Step Verification on Your Gmail Account