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 phone. This helps make sure that you own the account.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Verify your Google account

  1. On your phone, find your Google Settings. Depending on your device, either:
    • In your main Settings app, tap Google.
    • Open a separate app called Google Settings.
  2. Tap Manage your Google Account.
  3. Scroll right and tap Security and then Security code.
    • If needed, enter your phone password and pick the account.
  4. You'll find a 10-digit code.
  5. Enter the code on the phone you want to sign in on and tap Continue.
Tip: You don't need an internet connection or mobile service to get codes.

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