How to Set up 2-Step Authentication with the Google App

Google offers two apps that provide 2-Step Authentication:

      • The Google App, described here, 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.
  1. Download the Google App on your iPhone or Android phone.
  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 iPhone for you to enter.
  6. Scroll down until you see Google Prompt and click Add Phone.
  7. Open the Google App on your phone, and reply Yes to the verification message sent to you.

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