1. Google Authenticator works with 2-Step Verification for your Google Account to provide an additional layer of security when signing in.
2. To use Google Authenticator with Google, you need to enable 2-Step Verification on your Google Account.
With 2-Step Verification, signing into your account will require both your password and a verification code you can generate with this app. Once configured, you can get verification codes without the need for a network or cellular connection.
- Automatic setup via QR code
- Support for multiple accounts
- Support for time-based and counter-based code generation
- Transfer accounts between devices via QR code
To use Google Authenticator with Google, you need to enable 2-Step Verification on your Google Account. Visit http://www.google.com/2step to get started.
Most recent reviews suggest that this app is bugged, though the latest patch must have covered everything, or it’s something out of Google’s controls. As long as you read directions and don’t work ahead of yourself, using the Google Authenticator with whatever it is you are using it for is one of the easiest and safest ways to log in to almost any network or software. 5 stars because there is nothing wrong with it.
Big problem transferring to new iPhone iOS11.x
New iPhoneX unlocked. Backed up my older phone on iTunes and then started the process of restoring the data to the new phone. Google Authenticator. The app refused to install. Warning error [ Unable To Install “Google Authenticator GA” . The app is no longer available in the App Store”. This is actually not true, the app is still available in the App Store. - Ran the latest iOS11.2.2 on the iPhoneX. I wiped the iPhoneX to a factory reset - Ran all app updates on the iPhone6S for all apps. - Ran the latest iOS11.2.2 on the iPhone6S - Did a backup on iTunes twice for iPhone6S - Then did a restore on the iPhoneX . Same problem not able to use “GA”after all that. If I delete “GA” on my iPhoneX and reinstall from the cloud on new phone it opens, but lost all my 2FA sites. This is awful. This is essential for my work security and personal banking. Feature request. Please allow groups so I can sort out 2FA sites by personal , work, banking. Using GA so often that the list becomes too long
How do you remove an entry?
How do I remove an entry?!! The edit button at the top right shows me a selectable list, but none of the items in the list can be selected. This is on iOS 13.1.1. It looks like a typical Google app. The original developers likely went to another team, since there no glory in working on an app after it’s been released. If you want to be promoted you have to show leadership, which is not in maintaining an existing app. It’s really sad, since a lot of people rely on this little app to secure their accounts. Including people that work at Google!