Everytime I log in on a new device or browser I get the SMS text message with the 2nd step digits. It's pretty annoying. I already have the Google Authenticator to calculate my digits and it works great.

How to disable SMS?

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  1. Go to Google SMS Auth Config
    • You'll be prompted for your password even if you're already logged in
  2. Click "Remove" Next the phone number
  • As a side note. Mine is listed as a "Backup phone number". I might suggest you turn 2-factor authentication completely off and set it up again from scratch. May fix the issue and allow you to keep a "Backup Phone" in place. Nov 15, 2012 at 22:37
  • Removing phone number disables 2-step. Having a backup number as the only number lets me keep 2-step?
    – yusf
    Nov 24, 2012 at 22:11
  • I have removed my number from all pages, but it still doing 2-step by my number... Any thoughts?
    – T.Todua
    Sep 5, 2019 at 19:13

You have to remove your primary phone number, which will disable 2-step authentication. Then, using the authenticator app from your phone, re-set up the 2-step authentication without setting a primary phone number. You can then add your phone number as a backup if you wish.

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