Using two-step verification is a smart system to help guard your data on Google. Follow these steps to roll the app to your new mobile device.
With that security, anyone trying to break into your account would need both your password and the mobile device that your authentication codes are sent to gain access. Two-step confirmation is no longer optional; with database drops containing login info happening on a regular basis, you should use two-step verification on any and all online services that offer it.
How to Setup
- From your favorite browser, open the Google account security page
- Click on “2-Step Verification”
- Under the Authenticator App section, click “Setup.”
- Choose your device type (Android, iPhone) and click “Next” to reveal a QR code
- Open the Authenticator app on your device
- Click on “Begin Setup”
- Click “Scan a barcode” (if you have not installed a barcode scanner, you will now be asked to)
- Scan the QR code that is open in your browser
- Click the “Next” button
- Type the code see on the mobile device into the text box
- Click verify
- Click the Done option to complete your setup
Or, you may have removed your device and want to disable the service as a precautionary measure. Google’s Authenticator app works with your Google account, as well as most other services. Most web settings that offer two-step verification give you the option to receive a text message or use a particular app that provides the six-digit code you need to log in to your account. When using the app as your system of authentication system delivery, you may wonder what results when you want to retire an old phone for a new one. Here’s how to move the authenticator app to a new device or disable it. Sure, it needs extra work and time to log in to your accounts, but at the end of the day, what’s a few seconds when your personal information is involved. The app is work for Android and iOS.