Google Authenticator works with 2-Step Verification for your Google Account to provide an additional layer of security when signing in. 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. Features include: - Automatic setup via QR code - Support for multiple accounts - Support for time-based and counter-based code generation To use Google Authenticator, you need to enable 2-Step Verification on your Google Account. Visit http://www.google.com/2step to get started.
This app worked for a good while for my iPhone then suddenly it’s just don’t want to cooperate, I recommend don’t adding google Authenticator to your accounts such as Discord.
This app is just a pain. I have all my accounts set up with Duo 2FA except Google decided it needs its own app, because apparently it doesn’t have enough products already. One annoyance is that the code regenerates every thirty seconds or so, but not based off when you open the app. Often I’ll pull the code up and have to wait for a new code to be generated so the current one doesn’t expire before I can submit it.
So I installed this and followed the directions to set it up, but my email doesn’t think there’s an authentication app installed. The app itself thought everything was fine. So I uninstalled the app to remove the app’s data and get it matching my email login data and try again. I can’t re-install the app. It doesn’t say either “install” or have a cloud symbol. It says “Purchased” on a greyed out (unusable) button. Which I have never seen previously. Generally I suppose this would be good, since no one could duplicate your information. However since I did delete the app and all the data and cannot re-install, something is wrong. Very wrong. And possibly insecure.
I’ll give it a 5 stars because it gets the job done at least. Keeps passwords even if you don’t need it, whatever that’s fine. But the app (In my opinion) isn’t the “most ideal” authenticator to use.
Google Authenticator worked fine until I upgraded my phone. When I reinstalled all my apps all my other data was fine but not my Authenticator. All me logins completely cleaned out. Now I can’t access my things like my stocks without hours of emails back and forth verifying my identity. Would have been nice to know this ahead or time.
Wow what a piece of. I mean I follow instructions pretty well and there’s not much to do with this but all instructions on what to do if app doesn’t appear in location services are a total waste of time and maybe stop pointing to the device being the issue in all the steps to take. Take a little ownership here and fix this piece of junk.
I recently changed my Facebook password forgetting that I have this Authenticator app , being that I have a new phone I can not retrieve my Facebook code from generator !! How do I fix this I’m locked out of all my accounts
You may have seen a review claiming it is not hard to move your Authenticator codes to a new phone. It only works if you're using this app as 2FA on your gmail account. If you use this app for github, US government sites, or pretty much anything else there's no reliable way to move your authenticator codes. You will need to contact each site separately. Pretty much every other authenticator app supports switching phones, but if you use this one you risk losing access to your accounts if you ever switch phones.
The internet giant synonymous with search doesn’t even have a basic search functionality in this app. Go figure. Having to manually search through tens of 2fa is tedious.
It used to work and now it doesn’t