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How to enable Google authenticator app for Gmail

Do you know how to use Google Authenticator app for Gmail when Google two step verification not working in android? This 2-step verification of Google not working due to text codes aren’t working / not getting codes or phone call or android device is lost. Simply enable Google Authenticator app for Gmail account.

If you have problem of not getting codes by text or calls then you should try this. Follow below steps to enable Google Authenticator app for Gmail in android phone or tablet device.


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How to enable Google authenticator app for Gmail account in android

If you find error getting text codes or Phone call then set up Google Authenticator app in your android device. Using this Google Authenticator app, you can getting text codes even if not any mobile services or internet connectionBecause of bad network, you can’t get any code or call. If not work this trick then use you’re back up phone number to get codes or calls. If you set up back up phone number when set up a Google 2 step authentication in android.

Follow below given step by step guide to enable Google Authenticator app for Gmail account when Google two step verification not working in your android.

Step 1: Open Google Authenticator app in your device

If not downloaded, click here to download Google Authenticator app from play store. Now install it in your device.

Step 2: Tap “Begin

Here you can see two options, one is scan barcode and the other is provided key.

Open Authenticator app in your device

Step 3: Tap Barcode scanner or Google authenticator secret key

Barcode scnner: Scan barcode with your PC under 2 step verification settings

Secret key: Enter your email ID and key to set up.

Enter account name and Key

Now you can see time based and counter based option. Make sure set time based.

 

Step 5: Tap “Add

To set up authentication app in your computer follow below given steps:

Step 1: Login your Gmail account

Authenticator app in android

Step 2: In 2 step verification settings, tap set up in Authenticator app in your android device

You can see android or iPhone options.

Authenticator app set up in android

Step 3: Choose your device & Tap “Next”

scan barcode in your device

Step 5: Now scan the Google Authenticator QR code seen your PC or Desktop

This QR code also seen in phone using below settings.

tap + button to set up authenticator app

Step 6: Open Authenticator app & tap “+” icon from below right side corner

Scan a barcode to enable authenticator app in android

Step 7: Tap “Scan a Barcode

Now scan phone barcode to PC. You can get code in phone that enters in your account to finish Authenticator app settings. After set up Authenticator app in android device, automatically turning off 2 step verification of your phone call or text messages in your device.

enable Google authenticator app for Gmail

Step 8: Now login to your Gmail account or verified 2-step authentication using Authenticator app

Set up Google authenticator app in android

Step 9: Enter code in your Authenticator app

You can’t remember this code because of this code change frequently after few seconds in your device.

That’s all. I hope above given steps to enable Google Authenticator app for Gmail account when Google 2-step verification not working in your android device.

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