How do I set up Google 2 step verification to receive a code via text message?

What is Google's two-step authentication?

Two-step authentication is the best way to secure your Google account: It asks you to authenticate that you are who you say you are by supplying not only your password but a unique code supplied from your phone or an external app.

 

Visit Google's 2-Step Verification page and click on Get Started. Enter your Google email and password (or just your password, if you're already logged in to Google). Click the Start setup button.

Add a phone number that Google can send the six-digit verification code to:

Verify your phone number by entering in the six-digit code Google sent you.

Click Next if you are using your personal computer. If using a public computer, uncheck the box that says Trust this computer, then click Next.

Confirm that you wish to turn on two-step verification.

 

 

 

Now when logging in, Google will send a verification code to the phone you specified.

 

***Also on the 2-Step Verification settings page, you can also print a list of backup codes, which you can use to log into your Google account if you don't have access to your primary or backup phones, you can sign in with a backup code. Click the Generate/Show backup codes link for a list of printable codes, which you can then keep in your wallet or as a text file on your computer.

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Article ID: 90617
Created
Mon 10/28/19 11:22 AM
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Tue 11/17/20 11:04 AM