Google Tip Lets You Use Two-Factor Authentication Without Those Pesky Codes

Android / iOS. Most of the two-factor authentication methods that you should use as much as possible rely on codes from your phone to log into your account. Google makes this easy with a simple prompt on your phone that asks you to confirm that you’re signed in.

This new feature will optionally replace your regular codes from the Authenticator app or SMS with a simple Yes / No prompt asking if you are logging into a different location. To enable it, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your account settings here .
  2. Click Sign in to Google.
  3. Click Two-Step Verification.
  4. Enter your account password.
  5. Scroll down to Google Prompt and click Add Phone.

You will then be asked to respond to the request on your phone, just like when you log in. This method is much easier than entering codes, but obviously it has its drawbacks if you lose your phone. For this reason, it would probably be a good idea to enable SMS codes or some other authentication app just in case.

Google Adds Two-Step Verification Verification Prompt On Android Devices | Police Android


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