How do I recover my Google Authenticator security key?
If you have your backup key saved, follow these steps to recover the access: Download the Google Authenticator app on your device.
If you haven’t saved the backup key but have access to your 2FA code
- Log in to your account.
- Go to Profile → Security.
- Select Edit Settings → Deactivate 2FA.
- Enter your 2FA code to confirm.
What happens if you lose Google Security Key?
If you lose your key or decide you don’t want to use it anymore, you can remove it from your account. After a key is removed from your account, you can’t use it to sign in unless you register it again.
How do I find my Google Security Key?
Set up your phone’s built-in security key
- Turn on 2-Step Verification and choose a second verification step. …
- On your Android phone, go to myaccount.google.com/security.
- Under “Signing in to Google,” select 2-Step Verification. …
- Scroll to “Set up alternative second step” and tap Add security key.
- Select your Android phone.
What’s the key for Google Authenticator?
When you set up an authenticator app with a website, that site generates a secret key – a random collection of numbers and symbols – which you then save to the app. The site usually shows you that key in the form of a QR code. When you scan that with the app, the key is then saved to your phone.
How can I get verification code without phone?
If you have a smartphone but no Internet access, you can use the Google Authenticator app — which you will need to download ahead of time — to receive codes for Android, BlackBerry or iOS instead of printed codes or phone calls.
What happens if someone steals YubiKey?
That means if you misplace a U2F key (or it gets stolen) it doesn’t matter where it ends up—no one will be able to pull private information from the key to connect it your account, because that information is nowhere to be found. There is nothing to tie that key to you.
How many security keys should I have?
We recommend having at least one backup security key to use in case you lose your main one. You can register multiple keys with most services, which you should do in advance. That way, if you lose your main key, you can log in with a backup.
Why is Google asking for a security key?
Security keys can be used with 2-Step Verification to help you keep hackers out of your Google Account. Important: If you’re a journalist, activist, or someone else at risk of targeted online attacks, learn about the Advanced Protection Program.
What is a security key for Gmail?
A security key is a physical token (similar to a thumb drive) that offers you the highest possible level of protection against impostor websites that trick you into typing your Gmail password (phishing).