What if I lost my authenticator?

If you have lost or your phone was stolen, anyone may now generate new tokens using your Google Authenticator app. Yes, they are useless without the password but don`t take the risk and reset the Authenticator App in your Google Account 2-Step Verification settings.

How do I recover my lost Google Authenticator?

If you have your backup key saved, follow these steps to recover the access: Download the Google Authenticator app on your device.

If you haven’t saved the backup key but have access to your 2FA code

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Go to Profile → Security.
  3. Select Edit Settings → Deactivate 2FA.
  4. Enter your 2FA code to confirm.

What happens if I lose my authenticator app?

If the loss of the authenticator blocks your account access, for example with a corporate or small public service that lacks an automatic procedure for restoring access, contact a local administrator or support service and explain what happened. You’ll most likely need to prove you are the real owner of the account.

How do I get my authenticator back on my new phone?

The old school way still works

  1. Install Authenticator on your new phone.
  2. On your computer, visit Google’s two-step verification site and log in to your Google account. …
  3. Click Change Phone in the Authenticator app section. …
  4. Open the Authenticator app on your new phone and tap Begin > Scan barcode.
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Can I reinstall Google Authenticator?

Because 2FA uses security keys that are specific to each piece of hardware, you can’t simply reinstall Google Authenticator on your new phone and use it to log in. Instead, you have to transfer the keys to your new app.

How do I get Google Authenticator backup codes?

Create & view a set of backup codes

  1. Go to your Google Account.
  2. On the left navigation panel, click Security.
  3. Under “Signing in to Google,” click 2-Step Verification. You might need to sign in.
  4. Under “Backup codes,” click Continue .
  5. From here you can: Get backup codes: To add backup codes, click Get backup codes.

How do I backup my Authenticator?

Android

  1. Download and install Google Authenticator application on your new smartphone.
  2. Open Google Authenticator on your old Android phone.
  3. Tap the menu button at the top-right of the app and choose Transfer accounts.
  4. Choose Export accounts.
  5. Select accounts you’d like to transfer to a new phone and tap Next.

How can I get verification code without phone?

The Google Authenticator app for Android, iPhone, or BlackBerry can generate verification codes. It even works when your device has no phone or data connectivity.

Can you recover Google Authenticator on new phone?

Yes, it’s possible, if you had stored the initial QR code of your service. In that case, just scan your initial QR code when creation in the Google Authenticator.

How do I install the Authenticator app on my new phone?

To set up the Microsoft Authenticator app on a new phone, follow these steps:

  1. Open your phone’s app store (Google Play or the Apple App Store)
  2. Find the Microsoft Authenticator app.
  3. Install the Microsoft Authenticator app.
  4. Log in to your Microsoft Authenticator account on the new device.
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Is Google Authenticator linked to Google account?

Google Authenticator protects your Google account from keyloggers and password theft. With two-factor authentication, you’ll need both your password and an authentication code to log in. The Google Authenticator app runs on Android, iPhone, iPod, iPad and BlackBerry devices.