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All About Google’s 2-Step Verification

Hi! Everyoe, hope you all are fine.
Today in this post I will try to answer your all Questions related to Google’s new feature 2-Step Verification. Yesterday I told you how you can setup Google 2-step verification on your Google Account now let me answer some of questions you may want to ask. If your Question or Answer you are looking for is not given here do comments below I will try my best to answer them.

Google's 2-step verification

Let’s start the Question & Answer

Q.1) How long will it take to get verification code on my mobile phone?
A.1) If you chose to receive codes by text message, make sure your service plan and mobile device supports text message delivery.  Delivery speed and availability may vary by location and service provider. If text message delivery is slow, try using the phone call option. If you have a smartphone, you can use the Google Authenticator app.

Q.2) If I don’t have access to my primary phone, how can I access my account?
A.2) If you don’t have access to your primary phone you can use your backup phone or backup code to access your account.

Q.3) How many times I can use each backup code?
A.3) you can use each backup code (out of 10)only one time, once you used any of them that code will get expire.

Q.4) Link to set up 2-step verification not showing
A.4) If you can’t see the link called Using 2-step verification in your Google Account page then go to http://www.google.com/accounts/SmsAuthConfig to setup 2-setp verification.

Q.5) If I lost the backup codes, is it possible to get it back?
A.5) yes it is possible to get it back, by going to Google Accounts –> Using 2-step verification –> click on Show codes

Q.6) I have used my all backup code, now what to do, how can I get new one?
A.6) After you have used all your backup code go to Google Accounts –> Using 2-step verification –> click on Show codes there you will see button called Generate new codes click on it, now you will get 10 new codes

Q.7) I have more than one Google Account, can I use my same phone number to setup in all accounts?
A.7) Yes, you can setup as many account you want but for every account you need to setup individually and every account going to have its own different backup codes.

Q.8) I am having problem in downloading Google Authenticator on my BlackBerry device
A.8) Make sure your BlackBerry device is configured for US English — you might not be able to download Google Authenticator if your device is operating in another language.

Q.9) After I setup Google’s 2-step verification my mobile applications and desktop application stopped working
A.9) When you turn on 2-step verification, any applications that need access to your Google Account will stop working until you enter an application-specific password in place of your normal password.

Q.10) Which applications and devices need to entire application-specific password?
A.10) Here is the list of some applications and devices that need application-specific password

  • POP and IMAP email clients such as Outlook, Mail and Thunderbird
  • Gmail and Google Calendar on smartphones
  • ActiveSync for Windows Mobile and iPhone
  • YouTube Mobile
  • Installed chat clients such as Google Talk and Adium
  • Picasa, 3D Warehouse, Sketchup, and installed applications
  • AdWords Editor

Q.11) My Android device hasn’t prompted for application-specific password
A.11) Android devices can take up to 30 minutes after you turn on 2-step verification before prompting you for an application-specific password.

Q.12) Application-specific passwords not working
A.12) If you tried using an application-specific password on a non-browser device or application, it is possible that the device or application cannot handle 2-step verification. For example, some plug-ins or applications that use the Google API might not work. Please check the resources made available by the device or application for instructions.

Q.13) Do I need to give the verification code every time I login to my account from same computer?
A.13) After login to your account, when you will type the verification code you will see an option called Remember verification for this computer for 30 days. Select that option then submit the verification code then won’t ask you to give the verification code for next 30 days no matter how much time you login-logout to your account from that same computer.

Q.14) Someone have access to my backup codes so how to get new backup codes?
A.14) You can get new backup code by going to Google Accounts –> Using 2-step verification –> click on Show codes there you will see button called Generate new codes click on it, now you will get 10 new codes and your old backup code will get deleted.

Q.15) How can I change my phone number in 2-step verification?
A.15) You need to first clear your old settings by going to Google Accounts –> Using 2-step verification –> click on Clear settings then again setup 2-step verification with your new phone number

Q.16) How can I turn off 2-step verification on my Google Account
A.16) You can turnoff 2-step verification, by going to Google Accounts –> Using 2-step verification –> click on Turn off 2-step verification…

If you have any more question(s) or have got any problem do let me know

How To Sign In And Verify 2-Step Verification Without Your Primary Mobile Phone Number

Hi! Everyone, hope you all are fine.
Today in this post I will tell you how you can you can sign in and verify 2-step verification using your backup mobile phone, backup code and without any of them. In case you have lost your mobile phone and you want turn 2-step verification off but for that you need to sign in to make it turn off so let see how you can do

2-step verification

Sign in using Backup mobile number

  1. Go to Google
  2. Login to your account
  3. Now click on Other ways to get a verification code »
  4. Google 2-step verification - Other ways to get a verification code »

  5. Select Send to your backup phone number ending in
  6. Then click on Ok button
  7. Google 2-step verification - Send to your backup phone number ending in

  8. Now you will receive a verification code in your backup mobile phone
  9. Now type the verification code you just received in your backup mobile phone
  10. Click on Verify button

Now you can turn off 2-step verification or you can use your account as you want to use

Sign in using backup code

  1. Go to Google
  2. Login to your account
  3. Type your backup code in the box where they have asked you to Enter code:
  4. Click on Verify button

Now you can turn off 2-step verification or you can use your account as you want to use

Sign in without your primary phone, backup phone and backup code

  1. Go to Google
  2. Login to your account
  3. Now click on Other ways to get a verification code »
  4. Google 2-step verification - Other ways to get a verification code »

  5. Select I no longer have access to any of these
  6. Then click on Ok button
  7. Google 2-step verification -  I no longer have access to any of these

  8. Now they will ask you to fill a form
  9. Try to fill that form correctly
  10. After you submitting that form wait for their response

If you have any questions or problem let me know

How To Turn Off And Turn On Google’s 2-Step Verification

Hi! Everyone, hope you all are fine.
Today in this post I will tell you how you can turn-off Google’s 2-step verification. Why you want to turn it off? There can be some reason like you lost your mobile phone so for a while you want to turn it off or you are going somewhere where you think that you won’t be able to receive any SMS or calls in your mobile phone or you don’t have your personal mobile phone and can be more possible reasons.

Turn Off And Turn On 2-Step Verification

So let see how you can turn 2-step verification off

  1. Go to Google Accounts page
  2. Click on Using 2-step verification
  3. Then click Turn off 2-step verification…
  4. They will ask you to conform it Click on OK button

If you again want to turn it on

  1. Go to Google Accounts page
  2. Click on Using 2-step verification
  3. Then click Turn on 2-step verification…
  4. They will ask you to conform it Click on OK button

And I you want to permanently turn 2-step verification off

  1. Go to Google Accounts page
  2. Click on Using 2-step verification
  3. At the bottom you will see Advanced –> Clear the phone info and printable codes
  4. There click on Clear settings
  5. A popup will appear  to conform click on Ok button

If you have any questions or problem do let me know

How To Setup Google’s 2-Step Verification For Your Google Account

Hi! Everyone, hope you all are fine.
Today in this post I will tell you how you can setup 2-step verification for your Google Account. Google recently introduced a new feature called 2-step verification by which you can make your Google Account more safe and secure. By using 2-step verification when you will login to your account you don’t only need your username and password to login, you also need your mobile phone. It means if someone somehow find out what is the password of your Google Account but to access your account he/she still need your mobile phone to login. And if someone tried to login you will get to know instantly.

Google 2-step verification

Let see how you can setup 2-step verification

Note: – During the process read everything carefully in this page and in Google website also, if you got any problem leave the comment below in this page

  1. Go to Google.com/accounts
  2. Click on Using 2-step verification(under Personal Settings –> Security)
  3. Google 2-step verification - Personal Settings -- Security

  4. Now Google may ask you to type your password again for security reasons
  5. Click on Set up 2-step verification button
  6. Google 2-step verification - Set up 2-step verification button

  7. Select your mobile phone
  8. Click on Next » button
  9. Google 2-step verification - Select a phone

  10. Now select your country and give your phone number
  11. Now select whether you want to receive verification code by text SMS or Voice call
  12. Now click on Send code button
  13. Within few seconds or minutes you will receive a verification code on your given phone number (the phone number you have given in step 7)
  14. Type that verification code in Code: box
  15. After you type the verification code click on Verify button
  16. After it get verify click on Next » button
  17. Google 2-step verification - Your Mobile Phone Verification

  18. Click on Next » button
  19. Google 2-step verification - Click on Next » button

  20. Now you will get some more code (keep these code very safely and you can get it when you want even without your mobile phone or emails access)
  21. Now after you save that codes with you select Yes, I have a copy of my backup verification codes.
  22. Click on Next » button
  23. Google 2-step verification - Backup verification code

  24. For backup, if you lost your mobile or something like that and you don’t have those backup cdes also so you can use other mobile to verify
  25. For you can to follow same step that you followed for your 1st mobile number verification (so go through setup 7 till step 13 then again come back here)
  26. Google 2-step verification - Your Backup Mobile Phone Verification

  27. Click on Next » button
  28. Google 2-step verification - Why is this important

  29. Click on Turn on 2-step verification button
  30. Google 2-step verification - Turn on 2-step verification

  31. A popup will appear confirming that now You will be signed out of your Google Account on all devices, including mobile applications.
  32. Click on OK button
  33. Google 2-step verification - Popup verification

  34. Now sign in to your Google  Account (on which you have just activated 2-step verification)
  35. As you sign in you will receive a SMS on your mobile phone (which you have give for verify in step 7)
  36. After signing in you will be asked to type verification code (that you have just received after signing in)
  37. Type the verification code in Enter code: box
  38. Then click Verify button
  39. Google 2-step verification - Enter verification code

Now you can start using your account. And you will be asked to very every time you access to this Google Account with a new device.

Hope that you have read everything careful in the process. If you have any question or problem comment below







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