Normally, when you log into your Google account on your phone or computer, you only need to use your username and password. However, for added security, you can use a second layer of security to prove you’re the one who is logged in. And Microsoft Authenticator will help you create this layer of security.
Microsoft Authenticator is an application Two-factor authentication Microsoft aims to Create a solid security layer for your account. It creates A six-digit code every 30 seconds. After signing in to your Google account with your ID and password, you need to enter this code to determine your login again.
Instructions for securing your Google account with Microsoft Authenticator
Note: You can perform this security operation on 2 devices (1 phone and 1 computer / 2 phones) or perform all steps on the same phone.
Step 1: Friend download application Microsoft Authenticator for iOS here and for Android here.
Step 2: After the download is complete, you open the application up. Next, you choose Add a personal account and Sign in with your Microsoft account or create an account as instructed.
Step 3: You need Enter Auth Code sent via your registered Microsoft account phone number. Then you choose Understood to be able to start using the application.
Step 4: To secure your Google account with Microsoft Authenticator, you need to get an activation code from your Google account. First, set up 2-step verification on your Google account to get your activation code. You can refer to the detailed instructions here. (This step you can operate on the second device)
Step 5: After setup, 2-Step Verification, at Set up the second step instead, you find the item Authenticator application then click Setting. Then select the type of phone you are using is Android good Iphone. The application will display one QR code to enable Google account security on Microsoft Authenticator.
- For 2 devices:
Take the other device, open the Microsoft Authenticator application, select three dot icon in the right corner of the screen and then select More account. Next, select the item Other accounts (Google, Facebook, etc.) already Scan the QR code Activate on Google account.
- For 1 device:
When the activation QR code in step 5, select the item Could not scan QR code already Copy the activation code as in the picture. Then open the Microsoft Authenticator application, select three dot icon in the right corner of the screen and then select More account.
Next, select the item Other accounts (Google, Facebook, etc.) then click Or enter the code manually. Proceed to enter your Google account name account name and the activation code has just been copied Secret key. Click Choose Completed.
It is done! Your Google account security code appears in the main interface of the application and will change every 30 seconds.
Microsoft Authenticator will make your Google account a lot safer by creating a second layer of security to increase the security of your account. Good luck!
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