Set up 2-Step Verification

2-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring you to sign in with something you know (your password) and something you have (a code sent to your phone).

Set up 2-Step Verification

  1. Sign in to My Account.
  2. In the "Sign-in & security" section, select Signing in to Google.
  3. Choose 2-Step Verification. This will bring you to the 2-Step Verification settings page.
  4. You will then see a step-by-step guide which will help you through the setup process.

Once you’re finished, you’ll be taken to the 2-Step Verification settings page again. Be sure to review your settings and add backup phone numbers. The next time you sign in, you’ll receive an SMS with a verification code. You also have the option of using a Security Key for 2-Step Verification.

Note: To ensure you are able to get into your account in the future, add an email recovery option to your account as well. 


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