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. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then your account and then Manage your Google Account. If you don't use Gmail, go to myaccount.google.com.
  2. At the top, tap Security.
  3. Under "Signing in to Google," tap 2-Step Verification.
  4. Select Turn off.
  5. 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:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then your account and then Manage your Google Account. If you don't use Gmail, go to myaccount.google.com.
  2. At the top, tap Security.
  3. Under "Signing in to Google," tap App passwords.
  4. Next to an application or device, select Remove app password Remove app password.

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 If an app doesn't ask right away, it might take longer to recognize that its app password has been revoked.

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