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Guide to securing your Google account

If technology is being used against you, use this website to secure your tech. Learn about Tech Abuse

Note that depending on your devices/updates, the steps below may vary.

You can use steps in this guide for your Gmail account.


Remember, depending on whether or not you are living with the person who is harming you, you may choose to take different steps. Control and coercion make some of these steps impossible or not safe. Read these cautions before taking action.

Secure your tech

Google account security guide

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Step 1: Log into your Google account
Step 2: Check devices signed in to the account
Step 3: Change your password
Step 4: Set up two-step verification
Step 5: Check recovery email and phone numbers
Step 6: Check Location Sharing
Step 7: Check Family Link
Step 8: Check Activity
Step 9: Check your personal information

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