Two-factor authentication on Google
The user name and password for a Google Account gives access to all of Google’s web-based services. This includes Gmail, Google+, Drive and YouTube.
Extra protection can be added to a Google Account by setting up two-factor authentication.
To set up two-factor authentication for a Google account:
Select the Profile picture in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Select ‘My Account’.
Select ‘Sign in and Security’
Scroll down, select Two-step verification
Log-in again. Using your Google password.
Select ‘Get started’
Select ‘Try it now’
Google will send a prompt to your phone.
Enter your mobile phone number.
Google will send a verification code to the nominated phone number.
Enter the Code.
Once the Code is accepted,
Alternatively, Google offers an app to generate codes for two-step authentication.
To use the ‘app’, select ‘Set-up Authenticator App’ from the menu.