If you’re concerned about somebody hacking into your accounts, whether it’s a family member or an online thief, with 2-step verification it’ll make things that much harder for them.
Let’s get to it then…
click on the triangle in the upper right-hand corner, then click on “security” on the left side of the page, and click on “login approvals.” Check the box that says “require a security code to access my account from unknown browsers” and enter your phone number.
Go to myaccount.google.com, click on “sign in & security,” scroll down to “password & sign in method,” and click on two-step verification. This will launch a new window. You’ll have to click on “start setup” to get things rolling… then you can enter your number and choose to receive your codes via text message or voice calls.
Google will send you a code to verify that the number works, then you can choose to “trust this computer,” which means you won’t need a code every time you log in. Finally, you can turn on two-step verification.
H/T Digital Trends
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