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How to enable 2-step verification in Gmail on your mobile phone | Productivity

Gmail for mobile has recently been updated and has gained new security options. Now, in addition to changing your account password through the app, you can also configure two-step verification. When enabled, in addition to the username and password, you will need to confirm your identity with the phone. On Android devices, just tap a button to activate. On the iPhone (iOS), an SMS message with a code will be sent to confirm.

Check out the tips below and see how to enable the feature to protect your Google account. The step-by-step was performed on a Moto E4, which runs Android, but the procedure also applies to users of Apple's cell phone.

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Step 1. Open Gmail and tap on the menu button in the upper left corner of the screen. Then go to "Settings".

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Access the Gmail settings Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Access the Gmail settings Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. Now, select your email, at the top of the screen. Then, you must tap on "My account".

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Open your account settings Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Open your account settings Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 3. In your account options, open "Login and security" and click "2-step verification".

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Access the two-step verification settings Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora

Access the two-step verification settings Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora

Step 4. Tap "Get started" and then enter your Google account password. Then, go to "Next".

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Enabling two-step verification Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Enabling two-step verification Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 5. On Android, you can enable one-touch login verification. To do this, tap "Try now" and confirm "Yes". If you use iPhone, proceed to the next step.

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Confirm your current cell phone Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Confirm your current cell phone Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 6. If you don't have one, you also need to add a phone to your account. Enter your number and press "Send". You will receive an SMS with a confirmation code, which must be entered on the next screen.

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Enter your phone number Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Enter your phone number Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 7. Press "Activate" to confirm the activation of 2-step verification on your account. Finally, touch the "X" in the upper left corner to close the configuration screen.

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Enabling two-step verification Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Enabling two-step verification Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Ready! Now, whenever you are logging in to a new computer or mobile device you will need to confirm your identity using your phone.