Q. What is 2-step verification using mobile OTP ?
Two-step verification with mobile OTP is a security feature that requires both your password and a temporary, one-time code sent to your mobile phone via SMS for logging into your Gmail account.
Enabling two-step verification (also known as two-factor authentication):
- Go to your Google Account:
- Sign In:
- If you’re not already signed in, sign in to your Google Account.
- Security Settings:
- In the left-hand menu, select “Security”.
- 2-Step Verification:
- Scroll down to the “Signing in to Google” section.
- Click on “2-Step Verification”.
- Start the Setup Process:
- Click “Get started”.
- Verify Your Password:
- You’ll be prompted to enter your Google Account password.
- Phone Verification:
- Enter your phone number. This is where you’ll receive your verification codes.
- Choose whether you’d like to receive codes via text message or phone call.
- Click “Next”.
- Verify the Code:
- Enter the code you receive on your phone and click “Next”.
- Trust the Computer:
- You can choose to trust the computer you’re using, so you won’t be prompted for a code on that specific device in the future (optional but recommended for personal devices).
- Turn On 2-Step Verification:
- Click “Turn On”.
- Backup Codes (Optional):
- Google will give you the option to download backup codes. These are useful if you can’t access your phone.
- Keep these codes safe and don’t share them with anyone.
- You’ll receive a confirmation that 2-Step Verification is turned on.