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Tuesday, October 11, 2022



How to download your Gmail backup codes

     Have you ever thought of a means to download your Gmail backup codes? Or have you ever had your account hacked as a result of your Gmail backup codes not being downloaded on your device? Then this article is for you.

One of the major challenges faced by Gmail users today is the constant loss of their account to hackers. It is sad that most of these victims are unaware of the fact that this mishap can be avoided if they have their Gmail backup codes downloaded on their devices and this is what this article hopes to educate them on. 

 At the end of this article, you should be able to know how to access and download your Gmail backup codes so as to avoid losing your account to hackers or losing your account when your phone gets stolen.

What are Gmail backup codes?  

Incase you are wondering what Gmail backup codes are, Gmail backup codes are  codes that are used to sign into one's Gmail account when they lose it to hackers or when they can't access it as a result of losing their phones or other devices.

Usually, when this happens, one can only access that Gmail account by using the backup codes(which immediately become inactive after use).

How to download your Gmail backup codes

Here's a simple step-by-step guide on how you can download your Gmail backup codes. 
-Download the Gmail app on your device or open the app if you have it already and log in to your account.

-At the top right corner, you will see a letter icon. Click on it.

-Click on the "Manage Your Google Account" option and then tap on the "Security" option. It can only be visible after you swipe to the left.

-When you scroll down, you will see the "2-Factor Authentification" option. Simply click on it. 
Your 2-factor authentication can either be active or inactive. If it is not active, you'd do well to activate it. If it's active, all you have to do is click on it. You will be prompted to provide your password.

-Once you provide your password, you will be given the option to acquire the backup codes.

-Get the codes and download them. You can also keep them for future use.

There you have it. Downloading Gmail backup codes is a very easy and straightforward  task to perform. Do not wait until your Gmail account gets hacked or until you lose your mobile phone/device. Download your Gmail backup codes now and keep your account safe.

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