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  • Navigate to Google's main 2 Factor authentication page (https://www.google.com/landing/2step/) and Click on the "Get Started" Button.
  • If prompted, log into the account you wish to protect with 2 factor authentication.  Otherwise, click on the "Sign In" button and follow the prompts to sign into your account.  In some instances, you may have to do both.

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  • Once logged in, you will be taken to Step 2.  Turn On 2-Step Verification.

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  • Select the device of choice.  If you select text, enter the number Google should text to.  Click Next.

  • Enter code that Google sends.  

    • If you choose NOT to use a mobile device, you will not be able to use text message verification in this or later steps of this guide.
    • If you choose to use a LANDLINE, that is the only device you will be able to use to authenticate you account in the future.

  • Depending on your choices above, you will receive a verification code as a text or voicemail.  Enter that code into the box labeled "Enter the code", on the page that opens. (Fig 2)
  • On the new page that opens, click "Turn On". (Fig 2)

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