How to turn off 2-Step Verification?

Gmail account signing in with a password and a verification code means your email account is more secure. When you want to remove this extra layer of security, you will only be asked for an account password when you log in, which makes it easier for someone to break into your Gmail account.

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Turning off 2-Step Verification

  1. In “Signing in & security” option of My Gmail Account, Click to select 2-Step Verification. Log in with your user-name, Gmail account password, and verification code if asked.
  2. Now select Turn off 2-Step Verification.
  3. A pop-up window will appear for confirm that you really want to turn off 2-Step Verification. And Select Ok.

Revoking Gmail app passwords you no longer use

If you used email App Passwords to authorize applications to access your Gmail Account, you may see errors when you turn off 2-Step verification feature. If this occurs, Click to re-enter your Gmail Account password. Gmail recommend you go back to using the email account passwords — rather than email App Passwords — to access the applications. If you need to revoke your app passwords, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to Your Gmail Account.
  2. In the “Sign-in & security” tab, Click to select log in to Google.
  3. Now click to choose App passwords, you may have to reenter your account password.
  4. Click to select Revoke option for any app or device whose code you need to revoke.

Note: You’ll need to reauthorize each app that has a revoked Application Password by entering your user-name and account password, just like as you did before turning on 2-Step Verification feature.

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