New settings for Google 2-Step Verification Much Easier and Faster

Now, Google has made the 2-Step Verification (2FV) process much easier for its users, allowing you to login with just a single tap instead of typing codes.
Previously, you have had to manually enter a six-digit code received via an SMS or from an authenticator app, but now..
Google has introduced a new method called "Google Prompt" that uses a simple push notification where you just have to tap on your mobile phone to approve login requests.

In other words, while signing in to your account, just enter your password, and you will get a pop-up message on your mobile phone asking you if you want to sign in. If you want, then press "Yes" and you're in.

You can now choose any of these options in the Sign-in & Security > Signing in to Google > 2-Step Verification section of My Account. The Help Center will be updated with detailed instructions soon; check back here for links to the relevant articles.

Here's how you can enable Google Prompt for your Google accounts:
Before enabling Google Prompt, first enable two-step verification for your Google account and you have already enabled two-step verification, you can skip this part.

  • Go to and sign in to your Google account.
  • Select 'Signing in to Google,' using 2-Step Verification.
  • Click on 'Get started' and enter your password once again.
  • Now provide your phone number you want to use for authenticating, and choose either an SMS or phone call for verification, and click on 'Try it.'
  • Enter the 6-digit code from the SMS or phone call and select 'Next.'
  • For setting up two-step verification, click 'Turn ON.'

Now, once you have enabled two-step verification, follow these simple steps that will just take a few second. All you need is an Android or iOS device nearby.

  • Under 'Set up alternative second step,' click on the Google prompt option
  • Add phone and click Get started.
Then just follow the on-screen instructions and you're all set to go.

Currently, you can't have Security Keys and Google prompt enabled at the same time.
A data connection is required to use Google prompt.
Android users will need updated Google Play Services to use Google prompt.
iOS users will need the Google Search app installed on their phone to use Google prompt.

If you have an iPhone, you are required to download the Google Search app first and sign in before using Google Prompt. But, if you are an Android user, just update your Google Play Service.

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