How you sign in with 2-Step Verification

Signing in with 2-Step Verification is easy.

  1. Go to the sign-in page and enter your username and password like you normally do.
  2. Then you’ll be asked for a six-digit code, which you'll get from your phone. If you want, when you enter your code, you can choose to trust your computer -- this means you won't be asked for a code again when you sign in from this computer. If you sign in from another computer, however, you’ll be asked for a code.
  3. After you turn on 2-Step Verification, non-browser applications and devices that use your Google Account (such as the Gmail app on your phone or Outlook), will be unable to connect to your account. However, in a few steps, you can generate a special password called application-specific password to allow this application to connect to your account -- and don't worry, you'll only have to do this once for each device or application.
    image of application-specific password to phone

Sign in with Security Key

Refer to this article for instructions on signing in with Security Key.


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