When someone tries to log into your account, Google displays a prompt on the phone that asks, "Are you trying to sign in?" Even if someone knows your password, it will be difficult for them to hack into your Google Account.
However, I recently encountered a situation in which I was unable to log into my Google account because I didn't have access to my phone to verify my identity. What if I lost my phone? If you find yourself in a situation where you need to access your Google Account without using your phone, here are some options.
Login to Google Account Without Entering a Verification Code
At the bottom of the 2FA pop-up screen, you have the option to try another way.
However, each of the options listed requires the use of a smartphone associated with a Google account, which you certainly do not have.
1. Find a Device Where You are Already Logged in
For many people, this may not be an option. However, if you're unable to log into your Google Account after losing your phone, look for a device you're already signed into on. to start, Google Account Settings > Security > 2-Step Verification and click on the Turn off button. Enter Google account password and click Enter That's all to confirm; 2-Step Verification will be disabled, allowing you to log in using any device without a verification code.
2. Log in with a Trusted Device.
While logging in to your Google account, you have an option called Don’t ask again on this computer. By default, it is turned on. Do you have a phone or tablet that you use this Google ID to sign in to? If you answered yes, you may be able to sign in without a Google verification code. Google will remember the device because you both have history.
If you're concerned about previous devices, go to Google Account Settings > Security > 2-Step Verification and scroll down. this is where you will find Devices you trust option. Just click on Revoke all option to remove all the trusted devices.
3. Try connecting to a known Wi-Fi network.
Your home or work Wi-Fi network is considered a trusted location by Google, and you can authenticate login by connecting your device to your home or work network. Although there is no guarantee that this method will work, it is recommended by Google. As a result, it is worthwhile. Connect to all networks you've previously connected to.
4. Get Help from Google
If nothing else works, you can simply request Google to restore your account. On the Verification page, tap or click the Get help option.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Continue for Account Recovery.
Google will ask you a lot of questions to understand the situation better. You will also be asked to provide some personal information, such as your phone number and email address. Once your request is verified, Google will review it and send an access token to the recovery email address you provided when you created your Google Account.
It is possible that it will take 3-5 business days for Google to respond. This is inefficient by all means because Google requires a lot of account information to verify a user's identity. As a result, answer as many people as you can and hope for the best.
Let's be honest about it. Without state keys, it can be difficult to access your own Google Account. And Google wants to make sure that your account is not hacked, which happens all the time. All the steps and hoops are there to protect you.
However, you can avoid this problem in the future by implementing these failsafe safes. I have made a list of everything. Those are the methods you can use to access your Google Account.
Setup Backup Codes
When you enable 2FA or 2SV, Google will provide you with the option to save the backup code. If you forget your password or are unable to verify using a smartphone or 2FA verification code, you can use any code to sign in to your Google Account. You will receive ten codes, each of which can only be used once.
Go to your Google Account Settings page to generate the backup code. To generate a backup code, go to Security > 2-Step Verification and click on Backup Code. Note down these codes somewhere safe (preferably offline) and accessible in the future.
If you are unable to verify your Google Account again in the future, use one of the backup codes.
A security key is a type of USB stick designed for two-factor authentication. The credentials or keys associated with your Google Account are stored on these physical flash drives. One can be purchased on Amazon and carried in your wallet or on your desk. You must first link your account key to use it. To connect your security key to your account, go to Manage your account > Security > 2FA > Security key and follow the steps to connect your security key.
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