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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 mobile service to get codes.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.
  1. On your device, find your Google Settings. Depending on your device, either:
    • In your main Settings app Settings app, tap Google.
    • Open a separate app called Google Settings Google Settings.
  2. Under "Services," tap Security and then Security code.
  3. If needed , enter your device password and pick 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. Select Continue.

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