3

When I want to add 2FA with the Google authenticator, Google always want to add 2FA with Phone verification instead.

I Googled it and all articles are mentioning the same URL, which asks for a phone number instead of generating an authenticator key.

What do it need to do, to activate the authenticator verification instead of phone/SMS verification?

6

Even to activate the Authenticator, first you need to complete SMS/Voice setup.

Then, follow the directions for your type of device explained on Google Help page for 2-Step Verification.

Read this Make Your Email Hacker Proof for more understanding.

  • 1
    Meh. I wanted the authenticator app, to avoid giving google my phone number. The app is such a nice idea for 2FA without giving out too many personal details ... – allo Jul 8 '16 at 20:08

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.