Google Nest is launching the Nest to Google Account migration, announced at I / O 2019 in the midst of a slew of other privacy obligations. Today, an update to the Nest for Android and iOS customers allows you to make a change, with security and seamless integration being seen as benefits.
The transition to Google’s log-in system was long overdue due to the lack of sophisticated safety protections in Nest accounts. At the moment, only SMS is accessible for two-factor authentication (2FA), while Google Accounts are better at identifying malicious log-in efforts.
After updating to Nest’s version 5.38 for Android and iOS, or the Nest Home page, many users see the “Migrate to Google Account” option on the General Account page. The advantages under consideration include:
To select the account you want to associate with Nest, tap “Continue with Google” opens the “Sign in with Google” page. Upon completion, users will be sent a confirmation email entitled “Thanks for migrating to a Google Account” and requested to “Log back into the Nest or Home app on all your devices using your Google Account.”
Although there are some unrelated problems concerning Google Account sign-in that may stop you from finishing the process, this option is commonly rolled out. The transfer is optional, allowing users to stay within the current privacy policies and conditions of Nest. However, Google Accounts could only have access to fresh smart devices in the future.