Activate, Switch 2-step Verification On Google Account [How To]

‘2 step verification’ is a high level security recently implemented by Google on their Google account and let me tell you that this is really good for the users who have high concerns regarding their Google account. In this post I will be telling you that you can setup this security feature in your account, it is little bit long process and it may consume some time but I will recommend you that when you are setting up this feature then you should highly concentrate on all the formalities and the instructions being asked and mentioned by Google while setting up the feature.

Please follow the steps mentioned below and then you will be able to do the needful.


You will have to go to the Account settings for initiating the feature in the account, once you are logged into your Google Account, you can go to the Google Home page and then click the link mentioned below in the snapshot.



Now on the account settings page you will find an option for setting up the 2-step verification for your account. Click on the link highlighted in the snapshot shown below.



You will arrive to another page where you will be given the brief of the instruction and the information which are supposed to be submitted while proceeding through the procedure and then once you are ready for the formalities you can click that option highlighted in the snapshot below.



Now on the other page you will have to select the type of phone you are carrying, for this tutorial I used the ‘others’ option from the drop down menu and then clicked ‘next’.



Enter your phone number on the other page and then click the ‘Send Code’ on that page, you will receive a code within next one minute on your mobile phone. You can either select the SMS option or you can go for selecting the Auto generated Voice mail option (you can choose any of them as per your convenience, you can prefer to use Voice mails for your Land-line phones), you might not receiver the code on your phone, you can press that Send code option again for receiving that code. Once you receive the code you will have to enter the code and then click next to proceed to another page.



Now you will have to generate the back-up of that mobile phone support with the help of any other mobile or landline phone, it is not mandatory to get that number verified but if you want to then you can enlarge the list of option by clicking the ‘+’ symbol on that page.



Now, even if both the phones do not work; then you have got the backup verification codes which will help you to login to your account. Each of them can be used to access your account for one time so follow the instructions specified by the page for those verification codes.



Now after this page you will find certain number of recommendations and suggestions before proceeding further, snapshot of which has been mentioned below.



Now you will have to click that blue option to start this new feature and then all you accounts will logged out, no matter from which device you were logged into your account, you will have to sing in again to get the access to your account and then this time it will be done through the access code sent on your mobile phone.



You will also receive a mail telling you about the activation of that feature on your mail. That’s it; once you go through all these formalities your account will also be equipped with 2-step verification.


So, go on sharing this nice tutorial with your friends and then please let us know about your experience and your feedback, if you face any problem while performing this tutorial then please let us know as we might be able to help you. Moreover if you have got a better idea to perform the same task then please let us know by putting it in the comments section and if we found it genuine and better then we will share it with all the other readers on your behalf. Till then keep reading.

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