How to Set Up Two-Step Google Verification on Android

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When two-step verification for your Google account is enabled, Google sends you a confirmation code to your registered mobile phone number to access Google Services. You must provide the confirmation code in order to sign-in to your Google account from the new device. This provides an extra layer of safety. Even if others have your password, they still need your codes to log in.

In order to enable the two-step verification for a Google account, you must have your mobile number registered with Google.

Using an Android smartphone, here’s how you can setup the two-step verification for your Google account:

  • Turn on your Android smartphone.
  • Tap the Menu button to reach the apps list.
  • Locate and tap the Google Chrome app icon.
  • Type in the address bar to open the site.
  • On the Sign in window, enter your Gmail login credentials in the Email and Password fields, and tap the Sign in button.
  • On the Gmail home screen, tap the Options button (button with three horizontal lines), at the top-left corner in the title bar.
  • From the opened window, tap the Desktop link from the bottom to go to the desktop version of the website.
  • From the opened home screen, tap the Settings button (icon with the gear symbol), and tap the Settings option from the displayed list.
  • Once on the Settings window, tap the Accounts and Import tab.