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Activate two-factor authentication for your Google account - that's how it works

Activate two-factor authentication for your Google account – that’s how it works

To increase the security of your Google account, you can activate two-factor authentication (2FA). We’ll explain how to do this.

Passwords are still used a lot but are often weak and thus insecure. This exposes you to an increased risk of your online accounts being hacked. Did you know that you can also use two-factor authentication (2FA) to log into your Google account?

According to anyone Google Blog Entry By the way, 2FA should be activated soon by default for users. Also check out the screenshots in the gallery below.

Note: You can either use your mobile phone and receive codes via SMS or phone calls. Or, you can use backup codes, security keys, or set up an authentication app.

  1. Log in to your Google account on your computer, if necessary, and click on the account picture in the upper right corner.
  2. In the menu go to Safety.
  3. go to the Sign in to Google.
  4. To the right of 2-step confirmation, click Outside.
  5. In the “2-step confirmation” window, click the button let’s start.
  6. Enter your phone number and choose again whether you want an SMS or a phone call.
    Advice: Across Use other backup options You will be presented with backup codes that you can use to access your account. These are one-time security codes that you can use to log in when your mobile phone is not close at hand. These are one-time codes. Download or print it.
  7. Enter the code you received in the “Confirm Number” window.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. In the prompt window, tap Activation.
  10. You will now be prompted when logging in and you can tap on the smartphone screen And the Make sure you are about to sign in to Google.
By the way, you can find our tips for safe passwords in this article. The detailed article
Online accounts: Two-factor authentication with Umbrella can be found here.