Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator [Utilities] App Description & Overview

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
- 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.

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Google Authenticator Comments & Reviews

- Risky Choice for 2FA

Using an authenticator app for 2FA is seen as a top choice for securing access to sensitive accounts over other methods. However, when the app stops loading, and instead crashes on open, you can easily lose access to these accounts if you’re relying on the app for 2FA and you don’t have backup methods configured (or physically accessible to you in the moment). This app is quite terrible in terms of its support and user experience. It did work, at one point, and now it doesn’t which means that I can never rely on it again. I’ve been slowing shifting to the Microsoft Authenticator app which has a superior user experience and feature set, is substantially more reliable, and works. I would not use this app if I were you.

- Essential App, But No Cloud Backup

This is one of the most essential apps on my phone. I don’t know why I trust Google with my 2FA codes (I don’t really) but this is a very useful and important app. It is pretty basic as far as apps go, but it works for the intended purpose. They just added the ability to transfer 2FA codes when upgrading to a new phone. They released this feature less than a month after the second wave of new iPhones came out… so less than a month ago I did the transfer manually, turning 2FA off and back on for my new phone across a dozen services. Some were easy to transfer, others were the opposite. It took over an hour. Their timing with this feature is awful, but at least it’s here now I suppose.

- Do not use this app!

If you are in a situation where you are forced to use this app, be sure to keep backup codes so that you can access whatever applications you need to access in the event you lose your connection with Google authenticator. Because of a recent Facebook debacle and not knowing that it was necessary to save recovery codes with Google authenticator, I am now unable to access a 10+ year old Facebook account that includes some business connections. Facebook‘s issues are on them however, since I have a long-standing Google account, I don’t understand how I am unable to recover the connection with my Facebook account to allow me to get back in again. Is google authenticator completely unaffiliated with Google? Very disappointing and in 2021, I can’t believe things are this difficult for the average every day user.

- account loss

The problem is that when you get a new device and have already sold or traded it you can’t log in back and you lose all your 2FA accounts I will not be relying on this anymore but apart from that the app is great it’s just the risk of losing your acc I was only able to keep 1 of my acts because I used SMS

- Finally!!!!!

I just wanted to say Thank you for finally putting a export accounts option to move from device to device cause this was always my more preferred app but due to lack of exporting accounts couldn’t take the risk so I’ve been using the Microsoft version. I did like how there was a Apple Watch version although It was never really that useful anyway. But I hope maybe there might be a Apple Watch version of this someday if not that’s fine then. Please always keep improving this app.

- Is this the update we’ve been waiting for?

I saw with the most recent update Google added the feature to move accounts to a new device. Previously the Authenticator app only moved Google accounts so if it now moves all accounts that are stored in the Authenticator app that would make this app 100% more useful. I only change devices every few years so I’ll need to wait to confirm but this appears to be a major update with a feature that people have wanted for a very long time

- Won’t start after iOS 14.2 update, v3.1.0 of the app

(UPDATE: it’s working again after app update! The App Store told me there was no update available when I first checked, but now 10 min later there is an update. Problem was Apple, not Google.) I have loved google Authenticator for my 2fa needs: SSH verification and websites. But now the app will not start. I’ve rebooted my phone and checked the App Store for updates but I’m running version 3.1.0 of the app already.

- It’s alright... but they listened to my feedback and improved!

The app doesn’t explain many of its features well and has noticeably less features than the versions on other phones. I sent a detailed feedback message about important features that were missing, and a few weeks later all the features I mentioned were either improved upon or added! It makes me happy that my input was listened to!

- Barely half baked still!

Sure I’m down with everything Cupertino but love all things Google as well! However, this Authenticator is still years behind others. Not only should they have already had dark mode in place when they had it in place with all the other apps they produce BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE THE ABILITY TO LOG IN FROM A DIFFERENT DEVICE AND ALL YOUR ACCOUNTS ARE THERE! I personally had an old device stolen from me and when I set up my new device I was screwed b\c all my 2FA numbers were on that old device. This *NEW* feature still doesn’t address this issue b\c you need THE OLD DEVICE! How’s that going to help me??! I still can’t get into my Dashlane Password Manager b\c that 2FA was linked to that stolen device’s Google Auth. I finally discovered Authy and haven’t looked back! It’s free and does every exact thing i want or need! Get on the ball Google!!!!

- The best authenticator you can find!

This app has always been the gold standard and the most recent update brings everything that was missing - dark mode and export options plus an updated interface.

- Finally I can transfer codes to my new device

At first, it was a big task for me to reset a lot of auth codes for different websites on my new device. Now I can just easily export them without no stress of creating new codes again. Big update and very very useful. Thanks..

- crashes without opening all the way

Hello, can you please fix this problem. I’ve been trying to get in the app and when i click on it, it just crashes. Can you please help immediately!

- Awful, just awful

I lost my old phone with my google auth on it. I figured since I still have the gmail address I should be fine for setting it back up, but even with my email address I can’t recover codes for two very important accounts of mine. So 1, it’s a risky 2FA, and 2, you’ll lose your account codes and have no way of accessing them because google apparently doesn’t know that phones break.

- Great to be able to export now!

Working great so far, glad that finally the export option is available to make switching phones easier. Dark mode looks great! No issues at the moment.

- Thanks Google

Love that they added the feature for transferring codes to new devices. Always so time consuming to have to deactivate and reactivate whenever you switched devices.

- Good fix

Previous version crashed on launch, I lost the use of the authenticator for about 3 days. The latest version works great and the new look is pleasing. Thanks for the dark mode

- DO NOT USE THIS

If your phone breaks or is stolen, you’ll have lost access to any account you’ve used this app to secure. There should be some kind of highly private cloud system put in place. Then we could simply log into the same account from another device, and have the same information associated with that account come up. This could really cost a lot of people a lot of money. Come on guys.

- Lost All My Accounts

Have only used Google Authenticator for 2fa authentication. Well today I go to log into one of my accounts that require 2fa and I open up my Google Authenticator and no accounts listed. Now I can’t access any of my accounts that require 2fa and it’s a pain in the you know what to set up accounts again. Would not recommend this app. If it’s failed once not worth giving it a second chance.

- 0 Stars if possible.

I’ve been using this for years. Had issues where it wouldn’t open. Was able to delete the app and reinstall it and everything was fine. Now I open it and all of my accounts are missing. So now I have lost access to my discord server because there is no way to recover the accounts in Authenticator. This app is a PIECE OF S&%T since there is no support or help for it when it breaks. DO NOT USE IT.

- I love it

I have a Activision account with call of duty and I’ve been worried of people hacking in to my account but with this app I no longer have to worry, it’s also simple and easy to use thank you

- Update to my new previous review

Google updated the app and it’s back up and running! Thank you for the quick response.

- Finally able to switch devices!!!

Fantastic, and works perfect! I agree with other users that cloud backup would make this perfect. But now that I can switch to my new device, awesome!!!

- Great if you know youll never lose/break your phone with this app

I woke up to my apple device I had this app on unresponsive and had to get a replacement, there is no cloud backup so when its gone its gone, thankfully my phone was backed up and I had a locked folder that had all my backup authorization codes for apps on my phone. Switching to Microsoft Authenticator because it at the very least is salvageable!!!!!!

- Authy Has You Beat by a Landslide

This is the most basic, barebones, non-user friendly Authenticator app I have come across. I have lost accounts due to using this app and not being able to find them. One of my accounts apparently even got breached even though it was under Google Authenticator 2FA. Authy is a much better 2FA and is was more user-friendly. Go for them instead at any chance possible.

- Worst app possible

Nintendo forced me to download this app to utilize my 2FA after I got hacked. They forced this app upon me. After I reset my phone, everything is gone. Everything. Now my Nintendo acct is locked out because they forced this app on me, which has no recovery option or anything attached to it. Would rate less if I could. Use another app that ACTUALLY gives a crap about users.

- Crashes when I start

Normally this app works fine, but it seems like there was a recent update that broke it. Whenever I start the app, it just shows the Authenticator logo and then crashes and takes me back to the start screen. I tried restarting my phone and it didn’t fix it. I’m afraid to re-install in case I lose my accounts.

- Trash

I have been using the google Authenticator for quite sometime and everything has been smooth but not until 24 hours ago, Used it on my Facebook account but somehow, it was accessed by others and at this point my Facebook account has been hacked even with Google Authenticator on. Feel like uninstalling right now.

- Worked Well Until it Didn’t

It was perfectly fine, but then I was going to sign into an investment account of mine and everything was gone. Now I have to wait up to 72 hours for my identity to be verified. I’d accept a glitch like this happening once every two years if this wasn’t an authentication app tied to extremely important accounts. This app might have lost me money.

- Nintendo not connecting

For some reason, your codes aren’t being recognized by Nintendo to be able to set up Pokémon Home. Everything says to check setting in the app, but I don’t have a settings option. I’ve gone everywhere for help and they all say the same thing (settings time syncs, which this app just doesn’t seem to have) what is going on????

- Grate

Thanks for adding the ability to transfer accounts. I was waiting for this feature in iOS.

- Can’t Rename Items

I have 2 services I would like to organize, rename, etc. this just isn’t possible in this app. I will be switching to another 2fa app. Surprising coming from Google - I normally complain about Microsoft products lacking basic functionality like this - missing the boat here Google!

- They fixed it!

They updated the app and it works on the latest IOS again! Thanks Google!

- SECURITY

Puzzled as to why Google devs decided Google Auth did not require a form of prior authorization to gain access. iOS devices are locked with a passcode/biometrics. However, a temporarily unlocked device still leaves the RSA tokencodes out in the open. I cannot use Google Auth until this is implemented. Please remember, redundancy is key to security. Anything worth securing with RSA keys should be concerned about protecting those codes as well. Thanks!

- Great visual update!

Hello I just wanted to say that I really like the new visual update it’s very sleek and nice. I gave 4 stars just because of the inability to transfer auths to another phone or computer. This has set me back quite a few times. Nonetheless a good app!

- Thank you! Finally transfer to diff device

Omg finally I can have a backup device and transfer back in forth if needed!!!!!! So much appreciated. 👍👌👌👌👌

- Lacks extra security features and backups

It would be nice if you could: - Add a pin number, finger print, face id to access the app - The app needs someway to backup your codes (phone number, email, password) - The app needs a mac / windows / chrome client and the ability to have it in 2 devices

- Not Good

I was trying to set up a 2fa account using this app, but because of daylight savings time I couldn’t. I looked it up on how to resync the time on the app, and it said to go to the menu and go to settings. For me there is no settings tab. I rebooted my iPhone and reset its time, and nothing fixed it. So I am unable to set up 2fa. If you are looking for 2fa apps, pick a different one.

- Won’t let me sign in with my account

I load the app and my account is gone! Says I have restore my account from an older device but I never upgraded to a new device! So now I can’t do anything with it! Never liked google before. Now I really hate you google! Cuz now I can’t do anything that requires use of the Authenticator app!

- Security with no security!

It’s very useful app but it would be better if it had FaceID or Touch ID support!! Anyone can access the two factor authentication codes if phone is available and they saw device’s password before!...So that’s not as secure as they say!!

- Awesome update

Your small change to the design of each MFA I have setup makes this app so much more usable. Thank you!

- I lost permanent access to a very important app.

I lost access to a very important account which doesn’t have an alternate back up access. Google Authenticator has my account blocked forever. They have to update their app for us to answer unique questions or anything to prove that the account is actually ours. I really need to access that account.

- The app crashes and now I can’t access my accounts.

This is a serious issue and it needs to be resolved. The app crashes when it is loading. Since I have used this app for years now, this makes me realize I cannot longer trust it. This is delaying my work and damaging my business. It needs to be fixed ASAP. Please help.

- Terrible

No way to create an account. If moving to a new phone it’s ok if your old phone works and you have it. But what if your old phone stops working and you can’t transfer it? You are out of luck. My codes were tied to exchange accounts with tons of money in it that can’t access anymore. And google offers zero support.

- Need a search bar...

The app is great to keep all your 2FA accounts. It just needs a search box for when you got a lot of accounts.

- I’ve moved on

No dark mode, no watch app. No way. I’ve moved on to OTP Auth, which has both of those features and more. More so, it exports data directly to iCloud so even if it set my devices up brand new it all comes back the exact same way.

- Keeps crashing, lost access to my accounts.

I used this app for my discord account and some other things. When I opened it today, it crashed, I’ve even tried deleting and re-installing the app, yet it just keeps crashing. Now I’m locked out of basically all of my accounts.

- Cant login

The website that uses this says time sync error, but there’s no way to sync the time within the app and there isn’t really any other way. The app is broken in this way. Use Authy or another reputable app for 2FA. I have been unable to login to a website for about 3 months now

- Trash I lost all my photos in access to my accounts

Tried to sign in on my other device. In I thought oh just get in when I get that my device back from repair. But after I got the app installed from recovery. There was nothing not even a way to sign in. So if your phones breaks your out of luck.

- The app is not launching

For some reason the app is not launching any more. I tired to restart my iphone but still facing the same issue. Also I don’t want to delete the app and reinstall it to not lose the data in it. I’m in a bad situation now as i cannot login to my accounts. I have iphone 10 with 14.2 software.

- Big improvement in this version

Props to the UI/UX team. Huge improvement.

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- Good...

Straight forward. I believe this should really update to support iPhone 5 and 4-inch display so I can display more OTPs on one screen. Also Google logo should use a high-res image. Edit button sometimes doesn't work, could be a bug. Oh, BTW, HOTP QRCode and URI are neither working so I have to input key by hand.

- how to lose all your accounts 101

It’s simple! get 2FA on all your accounts using google authenticator then buy a new phone and make sure your old phone is reset and bam! you lost all your 2FA codes and have been completely locked out of all yours accounts with no way to get in! you think google will help resolve this problem and get your accounts back? think again! they are absolutely useless when it comes to getting your accounts back :)

- Help please

I had this app on my old phone with my snapchat codes and I bought a new phone and forgot to download it on my new phone first and reset my old phone and now all my codes are gone and I can’t have access to them so please help me get access to my codes I can provide any id proof please

- Sad

I love this app because I have a lot of people try to hack my accounts. I bought a new phone and already got rid of everything on my old phone. Now I’ve lost everything and can’t long in. How can I fix this ?

- Rubbish

This app has never worked for me. I have read all the time setting and bug articles. Absolute garbage. And for such a massive company, with endless funds. Maybe some real-time support?

- Doesn’t work complete waste of time.

Even if this did work it would be a bad solution

- Broken

I required this application to authenticate one thing for an exam but because resets the numbers in an insanely short amount of time after they first appear and all other numbers to procede them don’t seem to work I was unable to authenticate using it (though I’m not entirely sure the first set of numbers would work either) it also didn’t help that each attempt yielded a set of numbers that remained event after closing the authentication window on the on the barcode side. Each set of numbers that remained after an attempt was also irritating to remove ; with the application asking wether your sure each time. A application like this should really work out of the box and as it seems to be the main one between mobile platforms, I would say that it is a Huge letdown

- Requires correct date/time to work

Make sure you’ve chosen “set automatically” for your date & time (in iOS settings), because this App relies on it being correct in order to function. Works well and is easy to setup new logins. As the number of 2FA accounts I have grows, I would like to see a better way of organising or searching for them.

- A fix for iOS 14.2 crash...

If it crashes when you try to open the app on iOS 14.2, do this to fix it without losing your codes: go to Settings - iPhone Storage - Authenticator and select Offload App. This removes the app but does not delete its local data. Once done, select Reinstall App. The app will be reinstalled and it won’t crash any more, and your codes will all still be there.

- Actually makes your accounts less secure....

If your phone breaks you are stuffed. Even an encrypted backup doesn’t transfer this data which meant it wasn’t transferred to my travel phone and my main phone died whilst I was away and had to be totally replaced. Not all accounts which use 2FA can turn it off behinds the scenes of your phone is out of action. Or may take weeks to Do it. So this is a security flaw. It’s not that inconceivable that you could lose your phone and printed codes in a house fire. I highly advise you to not rely on this for 2FA.

- You can never be too secure

I love this product and the additional security that the 2 Step verification provides. If your gmail gets hacked (as mine did) you will find many accounts can be compromised. My skype account had credit added too it, a business account created, my paypal interfered with and much more. Luckily it's all sorted out now but it really made me think and become more aware of digital security. Thanks google but I think you need to promote this a little more prominently. For the people who can't get access to gmail from mobile phones etc, you obviously did not read the instructions! You have to set up special access.

- Authenticator == Lifesaver

Despite having to make a new sync with my google account for this last major update (like all the other reviews are complaining about), this app is an absolute lifesaver. It definitely gives an extra sense of security for using my account. Thanks Google :)

- Clearly document backup policy!

Just migrated from iPhone 7 to X and the few most recent Authenticator codes I added on the 7 have not been restored to my new phone. I’ve upgrades to new iPhones several times, doing a complete backup / restore each time, and always kept all my Authenticator codes in the process. I thought this could be relied upon. It turns out that Authenticator app on iOS changed the way it stores new keys in keychain at some point without ever notifying users or giving an option to chance this behaviour, so new codes haven’t been part of device backups for a while now. This is unpredictable and undocumented behaviour. Why would you make such a change without notifying users or giving an option to keep the old behaviour of keeping all data within backups?

- Great app!

It's a great app. Maybe some alternative layout options would be handy, like as a grid, alphabetical or as website icons/favicons? The ability to rename items would be awesome! It might be handy if there were also a macOS companion app which it could sync with as an alternative!?

- New version is 100% improvement!!!

Before, the authenticator was extremely buggy and started to not work at all a short time ago. The new version is an amazing improvement and is very pleasing to see that it's finally here! Well done Google!

- A nightmare to use this app

Hey google developers, why have you released an app that is difficult to use - has no built in instructions or on boarding procedure - has not been fully tested with external users and for which the instructions on your own web help pages is different from the actual procedures needed to use it? The experience of using this and 2 step authentication is awful. I'm turning everything off now - my life doesn't need to be this difficult.

- Version 2.0

Updating seems to remove everything already setup in the app, beware. Minor annoyance to have to fix. When adding new services, it appears adding a second service crashes the app, Reopening the app will then let you add one, before it’ll crash if you add yet another. Repeats in a cycle.

- Don't believe all bad reviews

Got running extremely easy following the instructions given by google while setting up the security. A must have for any/all google accounts, even free ones.

- OK but with massive limitations

Hey devs please update this properly. 1) It needs a search bar at the top if you have more than a screen full of entries. 2) You need the ability to edit names/descriptions of codes 3) Upgrading iPhones is an absolute disaster. It needs the ability to export individual and all existing codes to a new device via QR. Not visiting EVERY service I run and configuring new 2-factor devices.

- Works Fine. Don’t Know Why Everyone Hates It

It works fine. You need time set auto and the setting in the app time based. It works fine. I tested it and there is nothing wrong. Don’t know what everyone’s talking about...

- Good but needs work!

Good app but once you’ve got a few Authenticators on it it’s hard to find the one you need. I would suggest you allow bold headings and possible adjustable colors. That would make it much more user friendly.

- Works well, good stuff Google!

The process may be too complex for regular users to follow, but once you understand how it works and how to link your devices properly than the advantages become more obvious.

- Amazing

I think this application is amazing, so innovative! Digital authentication is becoming a serious concern for active online activity. A gmail account can easily be a persons central storage repository of sensitive data and information. Well done google...

- Please include search function

Good security app. But please please have search function and backup included. I have more than 50 secure accounted saved and it is almost impossible to find one on spot. Also the concern of losing my phone is killing me.

- Okay but severe limitations

Hi Devs, A great app but several intensely irritating limitations: 1 - catastrophic when changing phones or if there is a problem with the app such as the issue when upgrading to IOS 14.2. Need the ability to be able to transfer or at least backup the codes rather than configuring all services from scratch 2 - need the ability to be able to SEARCH through the many many codes we have stored 3 - need the ability to RENAME codes as I have three or four that are all named the same (even though in reality they are different services) and it’s impossible to tell the varied accounts apart

- Awesome Update

Wow that was really weird. This app hasn't been updated in 2 years. I left a review today asking for an update, come back a couple hours later and it's been updated. Lucky I guess. ha. Good Update!!

- Keeps crashing on iOS 14.2

App won’t launch. It crashed every single time I launch the app. Please fix this ASAP cuz I won’t be able to login some of my accounts.

- Great Product

I have being using this now for a few weeks, it works a treat, very easy to use and 100% reliable. Highly recommended.

- Great product

Could you please update the product, so you need to use touch ID, face ID, or a password to open the application. Making it more secure, so no one can use it if your phone gets lost or stolen. Thanks, this is a critical update

- A pig to set up and frustrating to use

The set up instructions are vague and the app refused to recognise the password for the app I was using it with. The time allowed is to short between moving from Authenticator app and the spot in the linked app which would often reset when I was off it. Having to use this app had made my phone less useful. I hate it with a passion

- Works as expected

I use Google Authenticator with a number of third party apps and Google 2FA has become a popular solution. Works exactly as expected.

- Don’t trust this anymore

These codes don’t get backed up anywhere (iCloud, iTunes). If you lose your phone there’s no way to get the codes back. Then it’s impossible to log into your accounts with 2FA. There’s also no way to transfer them to a new phone. It’s just too easy to lock yourself out of your accounts with no options to authenticate. Terrible.

- Disappointingly average

I would have said the app was average up until the last update. Despite the sloppy 'data is lost' , 'data is back again' debacle the new and apparently improved update was a retrograde step on the iPad. Looks worse than the old version. Nothing quite like going backwards.

- Would recommend

Works perfectly

- Crashes all of a sudden

I use this for work all the time with Xero. Usually there’s no problems however today, it just crashes and won’t open. That makes it useless right now. Please fix ASAP. Thanks.

- No codes after upgrade?

Upgraded to this version today from the previous version - when opening the application, all pre-saved codes disappear - mildly terrifying!

- Very cool

Cool app, basic but does the job of securing your Google Account. Poor reviews are from people that don't know what they are doing. This app can save your online life.

- Get it

Don't risk your account security, enable 2-step verification for all your accounts that support it and use this app to make yourself more secure

- Apple Watch

Would be greater if it had a Apple Watch capability. Can you please look into this? Save getting my phone out all the time.

- Works great

I haven’t used a lot of 2 factor authentication apps but this one works perfectly every time.

- Brilliant

I'm less paranoid these days, now that my email accounts have extra security lol. Works perfectly!

- Don't update to this version

This update completely wiped all existing authentication data I had in the app. If you don't have the secret keys backed up, be prepared to be locked out of some services that you use this with. I have all QR codes from my the services i use backed up, so I'm safe, bit I know many users don't keep them. So, be careful with this.

- Buggy! - Don't update

This version is buggy. Once you update, you lose your verification and need to go through the process of setting everything up again. Not worth the effort to update until the bug is fixed.

- IOS 14.2

App keeps crushing since IOS 14.2 update. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > select “Authenticator” app > click Offload App > click Reinstall App. This will not delete contents of your original Authenticator.

- Still working after update to v3.0.0.0

App still working after update to version 3.0.0 - i.e. all existing 2FA codes haven’t been wiped (as experienced in an earlier buggy update). Phew! [iOS 8.4.1, iPhone 6. YMMV.]

- Easy to use, works seamlessly

Don't know where all those 1 star reviews are coming from. If you have difficulties clicking the "enable 2 phase authentication" button on your Google account and scanning a barcode with this app, then perhaps it's not the app that is at fault. It's disappointing to see ignorant people getting frustrated and giving a clearly good app 1 star, as if to say "YEAH!! THAT'LL SHOW GOOGLE!! GRRR!". Just do yourself a favour and uninstall the app and move on. The only thing your review achieves is making you look like you're illiterate.

- Awesome

Works now amazingly works almost everytime really well managed easy layout great app highly suggest

- Doesn’t work for me

I recall this Authenticator app worked for a few times when I first installed it but this app never works for me now. I’ve tried everything suggested online on how to fix for iPhone users but it still never works and I always end up needing to authenticate via text message.

- Does not remember Authenticator a setup

I picked this app originally because I expected these to carry across, but when I updated from an iPhone X to an iPhone 11 it didn’t have any of the authentication codes I’d setup, which is really inconvenient when you have more than 5. Do not download this app, find anything else

- Easy

Works great but could use a way to arrange accounts, possibly alphabetical or drag and drop.

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- Poor Productivity

Would be better if it worked the same way as Microsoft Authenticator where it automatically prompts you when you need to authenticate.

- Phone Change/broken old phone

I changed my phone 4 days ago and was not able to export Authenticator from the old phone because it was the last day for the return. Now i can not export that phone even though i. Cleaned everything. And due to this i cant use my accounts.

- dont get this

worse app ever.

- ???

Lost all my old codes because of this update, thanks a lot google, great job

- App won’t work!

Had this app for a couple years and all of a sudden it won’t open. Can’t play my game without entering my Authenticator code. Please fix this.

- Authenticator fails to verify

Cannot sign into my Nintendo Acct via Google Authenticator. This app does not work as intended and will lock you out of your accounts.

- Crashing on iOS 14.2

Lost access to multiple services due to this crashing on iOS 14.2. It’s expected to have apps at least working from a company like Google

- Don’t, just don’t

Deletes all your accounts just because. Locked out of so many services. What pain Google Authenticator. Never again

- Doesn’t support Apple Watch

It works, but I’d appreciate it if it could support Apple Watch. It would be massive productivity increase.

- ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I installed and tried it and nothing was wrong, I don’t see why everyone hates it so much, it seemed pretty easy to use...

- Worst app ever made

I’m on Bybit- crypto. Trying to use this app to log in or to do anything is extremely ineffective. Stay away from anything to do with this app.

- Amateur built app

It's shocking how feature barren this app is.. no account backups, no security features to use the app or app protection. This app is literally for securely accessing accounts and it's terribly designed. I'm disappointed businesses even use Google's authenticator.

- Made my YouTube channel alive

Helped me out for the QR scan for YouTube

- Thank you

Great app Everyone should have it.

- Make some instructions, make it simple

Teach people how to use the app, make some instructions? Walk people through how and what this app is doing? Because honestly, it’s convoluted, hard to understand, and worst part of it all... ITS DIFFICULT TO USE. So figure it out, is basically what google has told us. How about teaching us how to use it?

- should be zero star

im employed in a small business and this utter trash wastes HOURS of my time because the authentication is always wrong. if you looking for a 2fa authenticator, dont use this one. i swear im considering to sue based on how many times its locked me out, wasting countless labour hours of my time

- Works as intended

Satisfied customer

- Useless app.

You’re better off slapping your dick with a cheese grater than using this joke of an app. For a security app, you’d think it would have absolute basics like being able to recover your 2FA’s in the event of damaging or losing your phone.

- Lost all my items

Like everyone else complaining I got a new phone and was unable to log into my game account that used an Authenticator. So I was forced to remove it from the account, which resulted in me getting hacked a week later loosing all my hard earned work. Good work google, someone needs a raise.

- Nope

This is dumb and does not work

- Worst app

beware.. if you are an app thinking of using this as your Authenticator, don’t. I got a new phone and cannot access the old Authenticator app. Saved the QR code and apparently I can only use that code once for the registration? Also the help is minimal from google. Cannot get an answer on how to fix this issue and when I try to recover account, this does not work either. I would recommend using any other app if you’re a developer.

- Garbage

The fact that you need to go to your old device to “verify” makes no sense because I already sold my old phone so I can’t do it. The fact that you pea brains didn’t realize this just proves how big of morons you people at google are. The 2.2 star rating this app has is definitely correct

- ew

I cant remove the account off of this what

- Works well

It works well, I haven’t had any issues with it.

- Can now transfer easily

Biggest gripe when getting a new phone was transferring 2FA. Now with the export feature, no more pain.

- Why

Why does everything need this

- Pog

Pooooogggg chammppppp

- No Settings

I’m trying to log into an account of mine but I keep getting “wrong code” google says I need to “time sync” in the Authenticator app & that can be found in the Settings.... THERE ARE NOT SETTINGS FOR THIS APP!! Now I can’t have access to my account which by the way has MY MONEY ON IT that I would like to withdraw!!! Smfh.

- No

Who ever got logged out or whatever just turn 2fa off

- Can’t get into any accounts

Thanks for locking me out of literally everything because your codes are not working.

- Allow both Personal or GCP backup please

It is ridiculous that the only backup method is iCloud. And to backup specific appdata is not allowed; it has to be in whole.

- Stopped working??

I am locked out of all my work accounts! Why is this no longer working. Please fix ASAP

- Apps broken now....

Got an update last week, app launches and then crashes..... tried several reboots of the phone and uninstall reinstalling.... still the same thing. Please fix it!

- App won’t launch

Use this to access several accounts and the app won’t launch at all!

- Does not open after update

App does not open after update now where did I put my scratch codes...

- The app does not launch under iPhone X pro max with iOS 14.2

App does not work with iOS 14.2

- POGGERS

It is POGGERS now

- App doesn’t open

Literally locked out of financial accounts... you had one job????

- Too late

Too late for these updates, been 2 years after the previous release. There are other better apps.

- App crashes

Locked out of my accounts because of this bug

- So much better

The app used to be a disaster, but after the recent update I’m finally able to use it and it works very well!

- Fix this !!!!

App doesn’t open with the new iOS version....

- Crashing on iOS 14.2

This is a pretty critical app.

- Crashing

Does not work - sigh

- Much better now

Looks and works much better after the recent update.

- Crashed and not loading

What happened to this app? After upgrading to latest iOS 14.2, it stopped working. Does not load and keeps crashing without giving any error message.

- Crash on iOS 14.2

The app crashes when I start it. I’m now locked out of a dozen accounts. Luckily, I have backups of all my 2FAs, but this is a serious inconvenience. Here’s a slow clap for Google who apparently lost interest in this app like they seem to do for every project they undertake; the last update was two years ago. I have nobody but myself to blame: I trusted Google for something important.

- Doesn't restore from backup

I backed up my phone, got a new one. Restored it. All my Authentication app account info was gone. If there was a negative 1000 star this app would for it.

- Doesn’t work!

Ios 14.2, iPhone xr, crashed before even start

- Worked for me

I’m not quite sure what happened for everyone else, but I used this for Discord App’s authentication and it worked. Haven’t had a problem with it since I suppose I only used it for 1 thing? However it went smoothly and quick. So I give it full stars for just getting me through the 2 step authentication process for what I exactly needed done.

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regular.troy

@JaimeKarpin @coinbase @CoinbaseSupport Could be a few different things 1) With SIM spoofing now an easy thing, 2FA over the phone is dead in the water. Now we're at all time highs it seems they're forcing everyone over to Google Authenticator or similar as a safeguard

Techie Kevin w/ da Backpack

Another day, another tip Today I want you to the following: 1. download Authy (preferred) or google authenticator 2. Get a password manager. I like 1password or lastpass. Last pass is more mobile friendly on iOS 3. Make a “backup code” folder on your computer Cont....

MucharVSOL

@xlydiaangelique Google Camera Google Lens Google Passwords Google Authenticator Google YouTube Google Drive Google Docs Google Slides Google Sheets Google Forms Google Pay Google Photos (godsend)

Tahani

🔸Microsoft Authenticator 🔸Google Authenticator  🔸LastPassy  🔸Yubico  🔸Authy  🔸1Password

Ryo

@KingsmanGold007 @FortniteStatus People can crack accounts without 2fa very easily, u have to put 2fa through the google Authenticator app, its only on ur phone and no one else can get the code cos they don’t have ur phone, my account got hacked 2 weeks ago I spoke with epic and got it back and got the app

Christopher Fu-Shan Yeung

@alex193a This is a potential risk when offering text message based Two Factor Authentication. Banks SHOULD really implement a stronger 2fa method such as an Authentication App (eg. Google Authenticator, @Authy, etc.). Plus more people should be told to use an Authentication App instead.

Shonte Mcphee

@gmail @Google @GoogleAds I'm not being asked any recovery questions, the phone number to verify, the recovery email was also affected by the authenticator app. I need someone to help me.

Shonte Mcphee

@gmail @Google @GoogleAds How does this big multimillion-dollar company has no customer service department to assist people. I need help getting into my business and personal accounts due to the google authenticator app being removed after a device reset & no one is able to help

Francis🌻

@amaloversclub @litentry One of your products is called Litentry Authenticator. How is it different from other similar products such as Google Authenticator? What are its advantages and how does it stand out? @CrisN1902 @TonyMon253 @SabriFR2

Tech Junkie

#Google Authenticator for #iOS gets a much-needed feature | ZDNet #TechJunkieNews #CyberSecurity

Amit Singh

@Google i lost all the google authenticator keys and codes after the factory reset of my phone, and i dont have back up the bar code of the authenticator, please help..

Mike!

@thecybermentor Get an authenticator app, SMS sucks. Google's is great.

Tech Junkie

How to Move Google Authenticator to a New iPhone #CyberSecurity #TechJunkieNews

Nathan Dautenhahn

You want anxiety? Of course you do right? Two factor auth app. Google Authenticator... Open... Scroll... OH NO THEY ARE ALL RED>>> JUST WAIT... Okay green... Copy... OH NO I CLOSED THE OTHER APP!!!!! RED AGAIN>>>

Fart Boy

I need help logging into my Google authenticator to access my OnlyFans. If anyone knows what I need to do please let me know

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The applications Google Authenticator was published in the category Utilities on 2010-09-20 and was developed by Google LLC [Developer ID: 281956209]. This application file size is 26.02 MB. Google Authenticator - Utilities app posted on 2021-10-20 current version is 3.3.0 and works well on IOS 13.0 and high versions. Google Play ID: com.google.Authenticator