For phones with Android version 5.0/5.1.1 (Lollipop) and higher Google introduced the 2-step Verification feature. If ever you want to access your account on a new device, apart from entering the email and password, you will also need your old phone to receive the code that Google sent. You will then enter the code on the login page to open your Google account.
Although this feature is helpful, it becomes a hassle especially if users cannot access their old phone (damaged, lost, or locked). In this situation, they won’t be able to receive the code and fail to access their accounts.
Now, if you have the same issue, don’t worry, we compiled some tips and tricks to verify your Google account without an old phone. Check them out!
Method 1: Verify Google Account without Old Phone via Backup Email/Phone
If you have set up a backup email or phone to your account, you can use it to verify your Google account without an old phone. The code will be sent to the backups instead of the main device. For this trick to work you have to:
- Insert the SIM of the backup number on another device.
- Log in to the backup email on another device.
Now, if the conditions above are set up, you can follow the steps below.
On another device log in using the target account.
Next, if Google asks for a code, tick the “Try Another Way” option.
From there, you can choose where you want to receive the verification code (email or phone.)
Enter the code on the login page and that’s it. You have successfully verified your Google account without an old phone
Method 2: Verify Google Account without Old Phone via a Trusted Device
Aside from your old phone, you might have already used your account on another device before. And if ever you have clicked the “Don’t ask again on this device” option, it will make the device a trusted device. Which means you won’t need a code to log in.
All you need to do is use the trusted device and log in with your account.