Turn off 2-Step Verification

Your account is more secure when you need a password and a verification code to sign in. If you remove this extra layer of security, you will only be asked for a password when you sign in. It might be easier for someone to break into your account.

  1. Open your device's Settings app and tap Google and then Manage your Google Account.
  2. At the top, tap Security.
  3. Under "How you sign in to Google," tap 2-Step Verification. You might need to sign in.
  4. Tap Turn off.
  5. Confirm by tapping Turn off.

Destroy all the backup codes that you've saved for signing to this account.

Revoke app passwords you no longer use

If you used app passwords to let apps access your Google Account, you may see errors when you turn off 2-Step verification. If this happens, re-enter your Google Account password.

We recommend you revoke your app passwords:

  1. Open your device's Settings app and tap Google and then Manage your Google Account.
  2. At the top, tap Security.
  3. Under "How you sign in to Google," tap App passwords. You might need to sign in.
  4. Next to an app or device, tap Remove Remove.

The next time you sign in to the app or device, you'll be asked to enter your Google Account username and password. If an app doesn't ask right away, it might take longer to recognize that its app password has been revoked.

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