How to Generate Backup Two-Step Verification Codes for Your Google Account

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google account users

What are backup two-step verification codes

  • You can use backup codes when you’re not able to authenticate through two-step verification as you usually do and can’t get an admin to help you out.

When to generate backup two-step verification codes

  • When you enable two-step verification for your account, it’s best to generate backup codes.

How to generate backup two-step verification codes step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Generate Backup Google Two-Step Verification (2FA) Codes - Step 1

Go to and click Security on the left.

Step 2

How To Generate Backup Google Two-Step Verification (2FA) Codes - Step 2

Click 2-Step Verification in the Signing in to Google section.

Step 3

How To Generate Backup Google Two-Step Verification (2FA) Codes - Step 3

Under Backup codes, click SET UP.

Step 4

How To Generate Backup Google Two-Step Verification (2FA) Codes - Step 4

Save the codes somewhere safe. You can also download or print them.

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