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Gmail and 2-step verification
May 19, 2024
3:29 pm
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Daniel
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Hello, I have 2-step verification on my computer’s Gmail. However, when I log on it asks for my password and then takes me to my messages. It is not asking for anymore verification. I checked and do have my Gmail 2-step verification turned on. I don’t think I use passkeys, but I don’t know how to check. So, maybe I don’t have to use 2-step verification on my Gmail account is because I am on my computer? Maybe that is why it is not necessary.  Also, I don’t have to type my password on my phone to Gmail. My phone’s Gmail is always logged on to Gmail. That is, I never have to provide a password. Thus, maybe 2-tier verification is not meant for google accounts. I think it might be meant for using financial accounts? Does this sound correct, cause I tried everything. Yet, maybe that is how Google 2-tier verification wanted it. If you have any suggestions or if you agree please let me know. Thanks, Dan

May 19, 2024
9:13 pm
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If you checked and you do have 2-step verification turned on then you’re good. Your devices are remembered so it doesn’t need the 2-step but occasionally. If, on your computer you use a different browser, or if you use a different computer, and try to sign in to your gmail account, you will be asked for the 2-step verification. On your phone, the process of unlocking your phone provides the verification. It will only ask for the 2 step when something changes.

They try to strike a balance between making it impossible for the bad guys to get into your account, but keeping it easy for you.

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