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.
- Open your Google Account.
- In the "Sign in & security" section, select 2-Step Verification. You might need to sign in.
- Select Turn off.
- A pop-up window will appear to confirm that you want to turn off 2-Step Verification. Select Turn off.
Destroy all the backup codes that you've saved for signing in to this account.
Revoking 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:
- Sign in to your Google Account.
- In the "Sign-in & security" section, select Signing in to Google.
- Choose App passwords. You might need to sign in.
- Next to an application or device, select 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 If an app doesn't ask right away, it might take longer to recognize that its app password has been revoked.
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