I know similar questions have been asked but none those I found involved the same situation.

So here is my situation: I have two gmail accounts. The first is always opened on my computer, that's where I get reminders for my agenda, urgent mails that need a quick answer, etc. The second one is only for things that I want to keep on a long duration (like my bank's mails or similar stuff). I have my own reasons for using two account and not just making two files on the first one. As you may know, you can't (or at least it is hard to) open two gmail sessions on the same computer at the same time, so what I usually do is opening a private session or use an other internet navigator for the second account when I need it. I also have no smartphone (no android or anything else) and I don't want to give my phone number to google.

My problem is that sometimes Google blocks my second account because it doesn't recognize my device. So after I enter my adress and password I get a message that asks me to enter a phone number so they can check I am the right person. What can I do to avoid this?

I already tried to contact gmail's tech support, but they just refused to help me, telling me they couldn't let me access this account if they couldn't be sure I was the right person.

Currently I should have received a quite important mail on this adress, and waiting a few days is not an option. Ideally I would like to have a quick way of getting access to my mail right now and a long-term way of avoiding further occurences of that problem.

  • Check out this post: link. I think it provides an answer to your question.
    – Luke
    Commented May 18, 2018 at 3:43

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You mention it not being easy to use two profiles in the same browser. If you are using Chrome this is actually quite easy. You can add multiple "people" to your Chrome browser, and stay logged into multiple Google accounts.


This may solve your issue with logging in and out. You may also consider setting up a Google voice number so that you have a second phone number to use for authorization purposes as well.

  • I am not using Chrome for different reasons and I would prefer to continue to do so as long as it is possible. About the google voice number I looked there but when I click on "continue" it fails: "Impossible to create an account google voice". I guess this is not going to work. Commented Apr 17, 2018 at 23:05

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