Why you must complete an extra step to sign in
We've detected that you're not signing in from your usual location. We want to make sure someone else isn't trying to sign in to your account.
Get a verification code
- Select the option to get a text message with the verification code.
- Click Continue.
- Enter the 6-digit verification code.
- Make sure you don’t enter your phone number or the number that sent the text message.
- The message might take up to 10 minutes to arrive.
How this step helps protect your account
This extra step at sign-in reduces the chances of the personal information in your Google Account being stolen. Why? Because hackers would have to get your password, your username, and also your phone.