Google has been continuously working on to strengthen the security measures to the Google accounts across all the platforms. Two-Factor authentication plays an important role in the security to the Google Account. Until now, this feature was only available to the Android platform, but now, Google has also enabled this feature to the iOS devices where users can secure their Google accounts with two-factor authentication.
Now, iOS users can use their existing Android phones as a Security key for the two-factor authentication for their iOS devices. Due to limitations on how iOS works, the process is slightly different here. Instead of using Chrome to communicate with the device (as used for the PC versions), the Android phone links up with Google’s Smart Lock app instead.
Once you have configured your devices, when you will log in to your Google account on an iOS device, the app will push an Access notification to your Android phone over Bluetooth where you can allow or deny to continue to your Google account. Interestingly, if you want to log in to your account on Android device, it will push notification to your iOS device.
Google has added this feature to the iOS device to add more security to the Google account across different platforms. Google envisions that the setup would be used by someone with, say, an iPad and an Android phone, which makes sense. This feature is made available to the users starting today itself to all the Google accounts. So, check out this new feature and secure your account with two-factor authentication.
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