SET UP 2FA WITH THE GOOGLE AUTHENTICATOR APP

SET UP 2FA WITH THE GOOGLE AUTHENTICATOR APP

In our previous post on 2 Factor Authentication, we told you about how it provides stronger security for your account by requiring a second step of verification when you sign in. With 2-Step Verification (also known as 2-Factor authentication), you add an extra layer of security to your account in case your password is stolen. 

Do you know that there are apps that create one-time verification codes even when you don’t have an internet connection or mobile service? 

One of such apps is the Google Authenticator app and in this post, we show you how to set up Google Authenticator to provide 2 Factor Authentication on your Android or iPhone Devices. 

Set up Google Authenticator on Android

To Use the Google Authenticator App on Android, You need;

Next, follow these steps;

  1. On your device, go to your Google Account.
  2. At the top, in the navigation panel, tap Security.
  3. Under “Signing in to Google,” tap 2-Step Verification. You might need to sign in.
  4. In the “Add more second steps to verify it’s you” section, under “Authenticator app,” tap Set up.
  5. Follow the on-screen steps.

Set up Google Authenticator on your iPhone or iPad

To Use the Google Authenticator App on your iPhone or iPad You need;

  • The latest operating system for your device
  • To turn on 2-Step Verification
  • Optional for QR code: iPhone 3G and up
  • To install the Google Authenticator App from the App Store

Next, follow these steps;

  1. On your device, go to your Google Account.
  2. At the top, in the navigation panel, tap Security.
  3. Under “Signing in to Google,” tap 2-Step Verification. You might need to sign in.
  4. In the “Add more second steps to verify it’s you” section, under “Authenticator app,” tap Set up.
  5. Follow the on-screen steps.