Questions tagged [google-authenticator]

For questions regarding the Google Authenticator, part of Google's 2-step verification.

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How to save Google Authenticator accounts in Oreo-to-Pie upgrade without second phone?

I know that you can migrate accounts to second phone: see the thread How to migrate accounts to new Google Authenticator app?, which would work also here, but I would like to be able to do the thing ...
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Can I access an app's data folder by installing a custom build of that app?

I want to access the data for two apps (Mozilla Firefox and Google Authenticator) on my non-rooted[1] Android 6.0.1 phone, to transfer it to a new phone. Unfortunately, both of these apps have ...
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Fdroid OTP Authenticator, how to move accounts to new phone?

This is NOT the Google enabled Authenticator. This is https://f-droid.org/en/packages/net.bierbaumer.otp_authenticator/ There is no signing in. Is there anyway to move credentials / accounts over to ...
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Google authenticator remove and install back in same phone(time corrention) [duplicate]

If i uninstall g.authenticator from my phone and then install it again i lose the tokens for the sites i have? Can anyone tell me about backup codes?those codes are only to access my google account ...
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Broken Phone - Google Authenticator inaccessible - Switch Internal Storage To New Phone

I have a Snapped phone. (Huawei p8 Lite ALE L02) That has very important google authenticator codes on it. The only way I seem them as being salvageable is to replace the internal storage from this ...
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Google Authenticator: Why does the backup code contain unallowed characters?

I want to restore my Google Authenticator entries but it's not allowed to enter the characters '8' and '9'. Is there a solution? Thanks for help!
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Salvaging Google Authenticator data from water damaged LG G5

I have an LG G5 that has water damage as well as a cracked screen. There is no guarantee that the water damage can be fixed. However, I have an app called Google Authenticator on that phone, and I ...
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Is Google Authenticator data saved in the google backup cloud?

is the Google Authenticator saved with the google backup like wifi passwords, settings, gmail and some other google aps? If I will reflash my current system or make a clean install will it be backed ...
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Dump google authenticator keys [duplicate]

I have a lot of entries in the google authenticator app. Those entries were originally entered by scanning QR-codes. If I lose my phone, those entries are lost, and my experience tells me that some ...
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Is it possible to restore Google Authenticator on another phone?

Suppose I lost the phone with Google Authenticator on it. How do I restore it on another phone?
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How to restore/recover accidentally deleted key from google Authenticator?

Is there any way to recover my accidentally deleted key from google authenticator app ? My android device is not rooted and am not able to access the 'com.google.android.apps.authenticator2' package. ...
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How do I rename entries in google authenticator?

How do I rename entries in google-authenticator? I have about a half-dozen entries for one site. So the name usually only displays the last two letters of the account name. It's hard to figure out ...
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Move all my Authenticator credentials to a new phone [duplicate]

I have enabled 2 factor authentication, using Google Authenticator, for 6 services: LastPass, Dropbox, Evernote, Wordpress, Tumblr and Google. How can I transfer them all to my new phone? I followed ...
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Enter Issuer / Provider name manually in Google Authenticator App

In Google Authenticator app, while setting up the account manually (i.e. not scanning the QR Code), how we can enter the issuer name (i.e. provider / service name like Google, Evernote, Facebook, etc.....
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cannot sign in on my Android device - Google 2-factor authentication

So I'm trying to add my google acct to my device and it seems to be working fine up to the point where's it's asking me for the code sent to my phone via SMS. I correctly put it in but the page goes ...
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Google Authenticator

I had no problem using Authenticator for the first month. Two weeks ago, my phone's operating system upgraded and now Authenticator will not work. I have uninstalled it, re-downloaded it, and ...
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Recovering google authenticator codes on a broken phone

So recently my galaxy s3's screen broke and I lost my Google authentactor app. I thought I had all the backup codes stored in my laptop but when I went to recover them I found out that one of my ...
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Restore Google Authenticator accounts from ADB backup

About a month ago I accidently dropped my Nexus 4. Altough it dropped from only about half a meter- the screen broke and the multitouch stopped working too. I was lucky (and smart :P) enough to take a ...
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How to migrate accounts to new Google Authenticator app?

I broke my cellphone which had the Google Authenticator app and several other accounts attached to it for two factor authentication like Dropbox, Evernote, AWS, etc. Now I got a new phone and ...
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Restore Google Authenticator on New phone without Root

I have ~8 logins that use Google Authenticator (Google, FB, Bitcoin stuff, etc). I made a backup of my Authenticator app/sqlite database before moving to my new phone. How do I restore the database/...
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Authenticator app is not working

I'm choosing option to add MFA in the Google accounts, scanning barcode, secret is added. Name of the account in the Authenticator is correct. However, when I try to enter the generated code - Google ...
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Gmail asking for authentication after changing SIMs

To recreate issue: Start 2-factor authentication Generate app-specific code Use that to sign into your device Change the SIM I have two SIMs, and I sometimes switch between them. The issue is that ...
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Google Authenticator and Switching or Resetting your Phone

My phone isn't working so well, so I'd like to factory reset it. However, I use Google Authenticator for a number of different websites. How can I resume using it after I rest my phone? Can I wipe ...
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Does the Google Authenticator app negatively impact a fully charged device

I have the Google Authenticator installed on my phone. I notice the codes are generated constantly. It appears the app is running constantly in the background. Does this app has a major impact on a ...
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How do I back up Google Authenticator?

I'm starting to use Google Authenticator for more and more things now, but I've just realized that if I lose my phone, or if I need to wipe and restore it to install new firmware, I will lose all of ...
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Settings related to reading QR codes

I wanted to use the Google Authenticator app to set up two factor authentication. However when I click on the button to scan a QR code, it opens up a camera with 'NAB Banking' at the top (my internet ...
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Can Titanium Backup successfully backup and restore Google Authenticator between ROMs?

I have a rooted Nexus 5 running stock 4.4.2. I want to install another ROM such as PA4 or CM11 (also 4.4.x based), but I have about 5-odd items in my Google Authenticator install which are a pain to ...
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Google authenticator app

Can't remember what it is called, but I used to have that google authentication code generator app on my phone which would be used to enter a special code for the 2 step google authentication system. ...
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Google Authenticator used by native apps?

I recently turned on two-step verification for my Google account and installed the Google Authenticator app on my Android device. Based on what I have read everywhere (even Google's official info: ...
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Other appsare terminated when I try to copy an auth code from the Google Authenticator

I have the Google Authenticator app and I want to log into Stack Overflow with my Google account. But if I leave the login page from app to look at the authenticator code, the SO application ...
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Can I wipe my phone even if I use it for 2-step verification?

I fear that if I reset my phone to factory defaults I'll never be able to access my Google Account again, since I use the Google Authentication app on it to provide the 2nd step of the verification. ...
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Google Authenticator old version

I have a older phone (Motorola Cliq). Motorola refuses to update this version so I am stuck with v 1.5 until I buy a new phone. I had to wipe my phone clean and when I went to reinstall the google ...
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Google authenticator app says that this version is no longer supported

I'm a bit concerned about the message this app is giving me. It is saying that my currently installed version is no longer supported. Why am I getting this message directly from the app, shouldn't ...
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Why does the Google Authenticator app have “obsolete” in its title on Play Store?

Why does the Google Authenticator app have "obsolete" in its title on Play Store? Does it work? Can I still use it for two-factor authentication? Is there a preferred method?
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Is it possible to use 2-step verification with multiple accounts on a phone?

Using 2-step verification with Google Authenticator on an Android handset provides good security for accessing Gmail and other Google services. What I am curious about is whether Google Authenticator ...
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Reconnect Authenticator with Google account for a second time

My account had 2-step verification enabled and associated with the Authenticator App on my phone. Yesterday I reformatted it and now I'm installing the apps again. Everything is setup but the Google ...