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Confirm your identity using your Android device

If you're signing in from a different location than you usually do, we may ask you to enter a code that you get from your Android phone or tablet. This helps make sure that you own the account.

You don't need an Internet connection or phone/SMS connectivity to get codes.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, find your Google Settings. Depending on your device, either:
    • In your main Settings app Settings, scroll down and tap Google.
    • Open a separate app called Google Settings Google Settings.
  2. Tap Security and then Security code.
  3. If needed, select the account.
  4. You'll see an 8-digit code.
  5. On the screen of the device you want to sign in to, enter the code. Click Continue.

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