How to Disable Two Factor Authentication on PC or Mac

Using a desktop internet browser, this emindsca teaches you how to disable two-step verification on your Microsoft and Google accounts. If you already use two-factor authentication with your Apple ID, you can’t turn it off because certain macOS features require it as an added layer of security.

Method 1 Using a Microsoft Account

1. Open the Microsoft account page in your internet browser. Type account.microsoft.com/account into the address bar, and hit ↵ Enter or ⏎ Return on your keyboard.

2. Sign in by clicking the Sign in button. It can be found in the upper-right corner of the page. This will take you to a new page with the sign-in form.

3. Sign in to your Microsoft account. Signing in will open your account dashboard.

Enter your email address, phone number or Skype ID.

Click Next.

Enter your account password.

Click Sign in.

4. Click the Update button in the “Security” box. This will open your security options on a new page.

5. Click Explore more security options at the bottom. You can find this link at the bottom of the “Security basics” page.

6. Check your identity. Depending on your account information, you can have a verification code emailed to you or texted to your phone. This will take you to a new page with your “Additional security options.”

Select a method if you’re prompted.

Enter your code in the area provided.

Click Verify.

7. Click the Turn off two-step verification link. You can find this option under the “Two-step verification” heading.

You will have to confirm your action in a new pop-up.

8. In the confirmation pop-up, select Yes. This will confirm your action and disable two-factor authentication on your Microsoft account.

Method 2 Using a Google Account

1. Open your Google account page in an internet browser. Type myaccount.google.com into the address bar, and hit ↵ Enter or ⏎ Return on your keyboard.

If you’re not automatically signed in, click the blue Sign in button on the top-right, and log in with your email and password.

2. Click Signing in to Google under “Sign-in & security.” This will open your password and sign-in settings on a new page.

3. Click 2-Step Verifiation. You can find it in the “Password & sign-in method” box.

4. Verify your account password. In order to change your security settings, you’ll first have to verify it’s you.

Enter your password.

Click Next.

5. Finish the two-step verification process. This can be done using Google prompts or by sending a verification code via text message or phone call.

Tap Yes on your prompt device if you have Google prompt.

If you’re using the verification code method, choose whether you want to receive your code via text message or phone call, enter your code in the provided field, and then click Next.

6. Click the blue TURN OFF button. You can find it near the top of the page.

You will have to confirm your action in a pop-up window.

7. Click TURN OFF in the confirmation pop-up. This will disable 2-step verification on your Google account.

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