Security News > 2023 > May > How to use Google Smart Lock on iOS to lock down your Google Account
The Google Smart Lock application for iOS can use your iPhone as a security key to lock down your Google Account to provide extra security above and beyond two-factor authentication.
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to set up this Smart Lock app and use it to lock down your Google Account's 2FA support.
How to set up the Google Smart Lock app for iOS. The first step to getting set up is to download the Google Smart Lock app from the App Store.
Select your iOS device that you signed in to the Google Smart Lock app with, then Continue and follow the prompts.
Once the Google Smart Lock app has been registered to your Google Account, you will no longer receive text messages, phone calls or need to type in a 2FA code from your code generator.
For folks who are newer to 2FA, Google Smart Lock can greatly improve adoption.