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Authenticator works even when you don't have any sort of network available for your smartphone. I don't know about your mobile provider, but I don't trust mine to deliver SMS messages in anything that resembles a timely manner. Beyond that, it is more secure, as you've noted.


The reason why you aren't seeing the option to enable the 2-factor authentication in your settings page may indicate that the Administrator for your Google Apps for your domain hasn't enabled the feature to be used by people in your Google for Business instance. If that is the case, the answer to your question would be: The administrator for your Google ...


Google set this as an default value and didn't provide any option to change this settings. BUt you can give this as a product feedback where they will change it based on the number of request


I recently got a similar message, "Your Google verification code is" and then an unusually long verification code (much more than the normal six characters you get through 2 factor authentication). An hour or so before, I had used the Hangouts app and tried to verify my phone number. The first attempt failed, and for unrelated reasons I restarted the phone ...


You can either use incognito/private browsing mode to access a secondary account or in your case, having so many. You might try the multiple user profile method offered by Chrome. This trick picked up from HowToGeek were the most concise. You should be able to have many windows open with different profiles active at the same time. To start using this, go ...


From Google Help: Removing trusted computers from your list You can remove computers from your set of trusted computers at any time. To do so, sign in to your account and go to your 2-Step Verification settings page. Under the “Advanced” section, you’ll have the choice to remove the computer you’re using at the time or all other computers. If you ...


I was able to work around this by turning on 2-step verification, setting up app passwords, then turning 2-step verification back off. When you turn it off, it asks if you want to clear verification data. I said no; I don't know whether that matters. After turning it off, the app passwords link is still available, and my applications still login fine.


Google Voice requires another phone number, so there is no point to that. I created a Skype number for this purpose. However, there is a fee required. You could theoretically let that subscription lapse, but the next person to get the phone number would get your codes, although I think it would be nearly impossible for them to know which account the codes ...

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