How to Set up Alternate Second Steps for Google 2-Step Verification


Alternate second steps help ensure that you can always access your account. There may be times when you do not have your primary second step (most often a cell phone). In these cases, you can use an alternate second step to sign in.

How to Set Up Alternate Second Steps

Please follow the steps below to update your Google 2-Step Verification information.

  1. Visit and sign in to your UAH Google account
  2. Scroll down to the section labelled How you sign in to Google
  3. If you'd like to add an additional phone number for Google 2-Step Verification, select the arrow icon (>) next to Voice or text message. If you'd like to add a new second step for Google 2SV, select your new authentication method under the Add more second steps to verify it's you section.
  4. Follow the prompts to finish setting up your new second step for Google 2SV

How to Sign In Using Alternate Steps

Need to log in using one of your second steps? Simply select Try another way at sign-in to select one of your alternate authentication methods.

Available Second Steps

Click a step below to expand each section.

2-Step Verification phones

Google prompts

Google Authenticator app

Backup codes

Don't see your preferred authentication method? Learn about all of Google's supported second steps.

Still Need Help?

If you need help completing these steps or experience an issue along the way, please contact the OIT Help Desk.

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