How to Find Google 2-Step Verification Backup Codes


Hey everyone. I’m Max Dalton, and in this video I’ll show
you how to find your Google two-step verification backup codes. Using an authenticator app to monitor and
approve new devices trying to access your Google account is a great way to keep your
account safe. However, if you don’t have access to your
authenticator app and you try to access your Google account from a new device, you may
find yourself locked out. To help prevent you from being totally locked
out of your account in this situation, Google lets you download 8-digit backup codes for
you to store somewhere safe in case of an emergency that you can use to access your
account instead of entering the code from your authenticator. Please note that each of these 8-digit backup
codes can only be used one time. Now let’s walk through the steps to find your
Google 2-step verification backup codes. Step 1. Open a web browser and navigate to myaccount.google.com. I’ll walk through how to do this on a desktop
browser. If you choose to do this on a mobile device,
the path will be the same but some of the options may appear in a different place on
the screen. You’ll land on your Google Account home screen. Step 2. Select “Security.” The Security menu appears on the screen. Step 3. Scroll down to the Signing in to Google section,
and then click “2-Step Verification.” Enter the password associated with your Google
account when prompted. You’ll land on the 2-Step Verification screen. Step 4. Scroll down this screen until you arrive at
Backup Codes, and then click “Show Codes” in the Backup Codes section. A screen showing your Google backup codes
will be displayed, prompting you to save your backup codes. You can choose to download or print your existing
Google backup codes, or you can choose to generate a new set of backup codes. If you choose to download the backup codes,
they will be downloaded to a simple text file. Let me know what your favorite authenticator
app is in the comments below. If you liked what you saw here, click the
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