9 easy ways to secure Google account

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Google Account security?

Google account security is a very important topic on which we all must think.

In today`s era, everyone owns at least a single google account and the users must know about securing their Google account.

So, in this post, I am going to tell you about the 10 easy ways to secure Google account.

Please read the complete post carefully to know those easy methods to secure Google account.


Why you should secure Google account

Google account is one of the very important accounts which is used by 1.5 billion users worldwide.

Now suppose that you have stored your personal and important data on Google Drive so that it can be accessed from your Google account.

And if someone hacks your Google account then you will get into trouble.

So, to secure your Google account, I am sharing this article with you guys so that you can secure your Google account and prevent it from being it hacked.

Let`s begin



9 easy ways to secure Google account

1) Use recovery Email

The very first method to secure Google account is to use recovery Email.

Before adding a recovery Email, first, we should know that what is the benefit behind adding a recovery Email.

Recovery Email is a very nice option to secure Google account because if google observes any suspicious activity on your account then Google will use a recovery email to reach you.

And you will receive a message of suspicious activity on your recovery Email.

Now, let`s find out how can we add a recovery email to our Google account.
  • First login into your Google account on which you want to add recovery email.
  • Then click on Manage your Google account to open google account.
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  • Then on your Google account, on the left-hand side click on the Security option.
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  • Then scroll down and then you will find a section which is ways we can verify it`s you. Under that section, you will find an option which is the recovery email, you have to click on that option.
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  • After that, you will be asked to enter your password. So, enter your password to process further.
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  • After entering the password, you will see a new interface on your screen where you have to click on the add recovery email.
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  • Now enter email and click on done to add it as a recovery email.
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You have successfully added recovery E-mail.

Now we will move on to another method to secure Google account.


2) Use recovery Phone number

The process of adding a recovery phone number is the same as adding a recovery Email address.

So, the second method to secure a Google account is to add a recovery phone number.

Follow the below steps to add a recovery phone number.
  • Open your Google account and then click on the Security button.
  • Then you will see a section which is ways we can verify it`s you.
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  • After that, you will be asked to enter your password.
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  • After entering the password, then click on next and then on the new interface click on add recovery phone.
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  • Now enter your phone number. and then click on next.
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You have successfully added a recovery phone number.

Let`s move on to the next method to secure Google account.


3) Remove Third-party access

We should not provide third-party access to the apps because those apps can access your sensitive information.

So, the third method is to remove third party access.

Follow the below steps to remove third party access from apps.
  • Open your Google account.
  • Then click on the We keep your account protected button.
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  • After that on the new interface, click on the Third-party access option.
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  • Then remove all the apps which are accessing your sensitive information by clicking on the Remove access button.
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  • Then you will see account access removed message on your screen.
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You have successfully removed Third-party apps.


4) Use the phone to Sign In

The method of using the phone to sign in is a very secure way to secure Google account.

And in this method, I am going to tell you about how you can set up this method.

Follow the below steps
  • Open your Google account and then click on the Security tab on the left-hand side.
  • Then you will see a section in the security tab which is Signing in to Google. Under that section, you have to click on the use your Phone to sign in.
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  • Then click on the Set it up button on the new interface.
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  • Then you will be asked to enter your account password. So, enter your password to continue further.
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  • Now, in this step, make sure that your phone is connected to the internet. Internet connection is a must for this step. After everything is ready then click on the Next button.
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  • After that, enter your email and then click on the Next button.
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  • Then you will see a pop-up message on your phone whee you have to click on the Confirm Screen Lock. You have to enter your screen lock to process further.
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  • After unlocking your phone, then again you will see a message on your screen. Click on Yes.
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  • Now come back to the computer screen and click on the Turn On button.
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  • Now if you want to enable Get Google sign-in prompt on all your phones then you can enable it after reading it from the image below or from your screen.
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You have successfully setup use the phone to sign in.


5) Enable two-step verification

Two-step verification is the most secure way to secure Google account.

Apply the below steps to enable it.
  • Open your Google account and then click on the Security tab on the left-hand side.
  • Then you will see a section which is Signing in to Google. Under that section click on the 2-step verification.
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  • Then on the new interface click on the Get Started button.
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  • Then, you will see a pop-up on your screen where you have to click on the OK button.
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  • Then, you will see a new interface on your screen where you have to click on the Yes button.
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  • Then, you will get a prompt on your screen, where you have to click on the Confirm Screen Lock.
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  • After confirming your screen lock, then again you will see a prompt on your screen, where you have to click on the Yes button.
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  • Now come back to the computer screen and click on the Try it now button.
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  • Now, on your phone screen, you will see a prompt where you have to click on the Yes button.

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  • You have completed setting a 2-step verification. Now, it`s time to set up a backup option. So, enter your phone number and then select an option from a text message or phone call. Either you can select a Text message or you can select a phone call. I`m selecting a text message option.
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  • Now, after you click on the send button then you will see a prompt on your phone where you have to click on the Yes button. Then come back to the computer screen and again click on the Send button.
  • Then you will receive a 6 digit code on your phone number which you had typed in the previous step. So, type that code and then click on the Next button.
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  • It will take some time to validate your PIN. Then on the new screen click on the Turn On button.
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You have completely set up the 2-step verification to secure Google account.


6) Use Backup codes

Using backup codes is a subcategory of 2 step verification.

So, we will also set up the Backup codes.

Let`s begin
  • Open Google account then click on the Security tab on the left-hand side. And then under Signing into Google click on 2 step verification.
  • Now you will see a new interface, scroll down and then click on the Set up under Backup codes.
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  • Now you will see a pop-up on your screen, from where you can download your backup codes. But, if you want to change your backup codes then click on the Get new codes. And must remember that you will get 10 backup codes and those codes are made only for one-time use. Now, to download your codes click on the Download button.
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  • After you download your backup codes file, then keep it very safe.
You have successfully set up the Backup codes to secure Google account.




7) Use strong passwords

Using strong Passwords is very important to secure the Google account.

How to Choose Strong Passwords?

A strong password is a mixture of letters, numbers, and symbols. So, try to use letters, numbers, and symbols in your password.

Use passwords like coky62wike, mikey75#@20. These are called stronger passwords.

To know more about Strong passwords, click here.


8) Never Share OTP

Sometimes, when you forgot your password and try to change it then google sends you an OTP to reset your password.

So, never share that OTP to anyone.


9) Log out your Account

Sometimes, when we are in a cybercafe and we login to our account there.

Then most of the time we forget to log out of the account.

So, don`t forget to logout of your account. Because if you don`t log out of your account then maybe someone makes misuse of your account.


Last Words

These are very important methods to secure Google account and you should apply these methods because it is too important to secure Google account.

I hope that you found this post helpful.

Please comment in the comment section and let me know in the comment section do you find this post helpful or not.

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