6 Easy Steps to Tighten your GMail Security!

We check our Gmail account for personal emails, offers, social media updates, promotions, etc., almost every day. But, reviewing our account’s security setting to ensure that it stays safe against malware and hackers is not something that most of us do. In this post, we will take you through a ‘Gmail security checkup exercise’ that will help you make your Gmail account more secure.

1. Login to Gmail >> Go to Account

Gmail Security Checkup Step 1

2. Click Get Started

Gmail Security Checkup get started

3. Under Add Recovery Information add your phone number and alternate email address. These will help Google reach you if any unusual activity is detected on your account.

Gmail Security Checkup Add Recovery

4. Click Done, and move to Check your recent activity section.

Here, you can check how many times your Gmail/Google account has been logged into using browsers and apps.

Gmail Security Checkup Recent activity
TipYour account’s recent activity is also displayed at the bottom right corner of every page when you are logged into Gmail.

5. If everything looks good, move to the next check point called Check your Account Permissions.

Here, you can review apps, websites, and devices that are connected to your account. If you see anything unfamiliar, click Remove against the entry.

Gmail Security Checkup account permissions

6. Once you are done with the Security Checkup, click Continue to account settings.

Gmail Security Checkup Step 6

Here, you will get to review several settings that can help make your Gmail account more secure. One of them is about setting up the 2-Step Verification method. This facility prevents unauthorized people from accessing your account, by sending a one-time password to your mobile with every login. If you wish to benefit from this feature, click as shown below.

Gmail Security Checkup Step 8-

You will be taken to the below page where you can complete the setup.

Gmail Security Checkup 2-step verification

Besides the above mentioned Gmail Security checklist, there are some more methods that would ensure the security of your account. Learn about these tips in our Gmail Security Checklist post.

If you feel that there are other useful tricks to secure your Google/Gmail account, please do share with us in the comments below. Stay safe!

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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GAUTAM GANGULY
5 years ago

Can Gmail not introduce auto-security check online as soon as we login ?? It will be helpful for us, the Senior Citizens, who are not computer experts.

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Shailendra Jaiswal
5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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Sreenanda Palit
5 years ago

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sharmavinod
5 years ago
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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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Dr Gopinath Menon
Dr Gopinath Menon
5 years ago

Good precise and informative write up. Easy to follow; can be done by a novice to gmail. Thank you!!!

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Shubham Saurabh
5 years ago

dear sir, how we can know when someone will hack our gmail account?

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Abhishek Dutta
5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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prakash
prakash
5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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manoj kumar
5 years ago

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S.SEN
5 years ago

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Madhavaram
5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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Noel Prabhuraj
5 years ago

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5 years ago

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Ali
Ali
5 years ago

Highly useful information but there was just a slight mistake in the intro sentence above:

But, reviewing our account’s security setting to ensure that “(is)” stays safe against malware and hackers is not something that most of us do.

I think it should be “IT” instead…

Have a nice day!

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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Deepak
5 years ago

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