How to Secure Your Google Account So You’re Not Locked Out

  1. The first thing you need to ensure is that you are signed in to your account.
  2. Then, head over to the Google Account Security page.
  3. Tap on Password.
  4. Create a strong password and re-confirm it.
  5. Once done, tap on “Change Password.”
  6. That’s it. You have successfully changed your password. In case you run several accounts,sign in and change the password for each one individually by following a similar process.
  1. Head over to the Google Account Security page.
  2. Tap on 2-Step verification. You will see a checkmark beside the word “On” if it’s already enabled. Otherwise, it will simply state “Off.”
  3. You can add multiple phones to enable 2-step Verification via text or voice message.
  4. Select either voice or text message option, and now tap on Add Phone.
  5. A dialogue box stating “Let’s set up your phone” will appear on your screen.
  6. Enter your contact number alongside the area code in thebox.
  7. Select if you need to receive codes through text message or phone.
  8. Tap on Done.
  9. Get your device, and further, depending on your preference, you will get either a text message or an incoming phone call.
  10. Note down the received code. You will have to go through this procedure every time you log in using a new location.
  11. Enter the received codein the “Confirm that it works” area.
  12. Now, tap on Next.
  13. You will get a confirmation from Google regarding the successful completion of the setup via a dialogue box.
  14. Now, press Done. That’s it.
  1. Head over to the Google Account Security page.
  2. Tap on Recovery Email.
  3. Now, enter your secondary mail address in the box stating “Update Recovery Email.”
  4. Tap on Save. That’s it.

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