How to Set up 2-Step Authentication with the Google Authenticator App (iPhone)

Google offers two apps that provide 2-Step Authentication:

    • The Google App allows you to simply push Yes on your phone in order to log into your account.
    • The Google Authenticator App gives you a code that you must enter into your computer (see image below).
  1. Download the Google Authenticator App from iTunes.
  2. From your computer, go to
  3. Click Sign-in & Security, then click Signing in to Google, and then click 2-step verification.
  4. Enter your password.
  5. Turn on 2-step verification if you are not already using it. Google will send a code to your phone for you to enter.
  6. From the 2-Step Verification settings page, click iPhone.
  7. Open the Google Authenticator app on your iPhone.
  8. Tap +, then tap Time Based.
  9. Tap Scan Barcode and then point your camera at the QR code on your computer screen.
  10. Enter the verification code (see image below) provided by your phone next to Code on your computer. 
  11. Click Verify, and then click Save.

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