Enabling Google 2-Step Authentication On Android Device isn’t as difficult as someone of us thinks, and as we all know any google services is and can be controlled by a single email and a single email that connects to famous google services like Gmail,  YouTube, Google+ and so much more, this email has to be secured with extreme scrutinity, which is why google decided to introduce a 2-step authentication on android devices and also on ios but our main focus goes to android devices, so if you’re an android user, here’s how you can enable 2-step authentication on your android device.

2-step authentication works in a very simple way, and sometimes we do try to login our email from an outside device or a third-party device, though we’ve inputted our email and password correctly, but we’ll still get a pop-up notification saying we need to authenticate our login activity before we could be getting given access into our email, yeah that process is what we all know has 2-step verification (authentication) but its only done on mobile devices, available for pc too but I’ll talk about that later, i know some of us might have come accros this, it’s very common when you login your gmail on another device or another broswer, and also know this, 2-step authentication only appears if an unrecognized device tries login in into your email, this is not a case of ip address or whatsoever.

How To Enable Google 2-Step Authentication On Android Device

Step 1. To get this process started, kindly visit the official 2-step authentication site by clicking this link.

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Step 2. Once you’re on the website, then scroll down till you see a button that says get started

How to enable google 2- step authentication on android device
How to enable google 2- step authentication on android device

Step 3. After clicking the get started button, you’ll be redirected to another page with the same button ‘get started ‘clcik on it to continue

Step 4. You’ll see a screen that tells you to enter your password, input your password or click on continue if your password is auto saved on your android device.

How to enable google 2- step authentication on android device
How to enable google 2- step authentication on android device

Step 5. You’ll get to see list of devices which your email is logged in on, select your main device and make sure you’re in possession of it, now clcik on try it now.

How to enable google 2- step authentication on android device
How to enable google 2- step authentication on android device

Step 6. After clicking on try now, you’ll get a prompt in notification on your device, click on yes then you’ll be shown a screen where you have to input your personal phone number, select country and enter your mobile number.

How to enable google 2- step authentication on android device
How to enable google 2- step authentication on android device

Step 7. You can choose to verify your phone number either with voice call or text sms, after verifying your phone number, now click on turn on

Step 8. After clicking on turn on, you’ll seea screen displaying your verified number and name is being displayed,  this are for future logins so always make sure to keep note of it.

Final Words

Boom, you’ve successfully enabled google 2-step authentication, this is recommended by Google it self and it’s a very important in terms od keeping our email and other things connected to it safe, don’t forget to share with friends too, and we apologize for not providing image in the final steps, an error occurred so we had to leave it but will be added soon.

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