About 2-Step Verification

2-Step Verification

Help keep the bad guys out of your account by using both your password and your phone.

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Why you should use 2-Step Verification

2-Step Verification adds an extra layer of security to your Google Account, drastically reducing the chances of having the personal information in your account stolen. To break into an account with 2-Step Verification, bad guys would not only have to know your username and password, they'd also have to get a hold of your phone.


How it works

1 Enter your password
Whenever you sign in to Google you'll enter your username and password as usual.
2 Enter a code from your phone
Then, you'll be asked for a code that will be sent to you via text, voice call, or our mobile app.
Keep it simple
During sign in, you can tell us not to ask for a code again on that particular computer. You'll still be covered, because we'll ask for codes when you or anyone else tries to sign in to your account from other computers.


Learn more about 2-Step Verification.