What happens if you lose your authenticator app?
Open your account settings and reset the authenticator — that is, link it to the app on the new phone. The item you need is usually somewhere on the Security tab. … In that case, simply enter the secret key or scan the QR code in the authenticator app on the new device and you’re all set.
How do I find my Google Authenticator password?
Set up Google Authenticator
- On your device, go to your Google Account.
- At the top, in the navigation panel, select Security.
- Under “Signing in to Google,” tap 2-Step Verification. …
- Under “Add more second steps to verify it’s you,” find “Authenticator app” and tap Set up.
- Follow the on-screen steps.
How do I restore my Google Authenticator app?
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
- Log in to your account.
- Go to Profile → Security.
- Select Edit Settings → Deactivate 2FA.
- Enter your 2FA code to confirm.
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.
How do I backup my Authenticator?
- Download and install Google Authenticator application on your new smartphone.
- Open Google Authenticator on your old Android phone.
- Tap the menu button at the top-right of the app and choose Transfer accounts.
- Choose Export accounts.
- Select accounts you’d like to transfer to a new phone and tap Next.
Install Authenticator on your new phone. 2. On your computer, visit Google’s two-step verification site and log in to your Google account. Make sure you have both your old and new phone nearby when moving Google Authenticator.
Where do I find the QR code for Authenticator?
Go to the security verification settings screen. For information on how to get to this screen, see Changing your security settings. Check the box next to Authenticator app then select Configure. This brings up a screen with a QR code on it.
What is a Google Authenticator password?
Google Authenticator is a software-based authenticator by Google that implements two-step verification services using the Time-based One-time Password Algorithm (TOTP; specified in RFC 6238) and HMAC-based One-time Password algorithm (HOTP; specified in RFC 4226), for authenticating users of software applications.
What if you lose your phone with two factor authentication?
If you didn’t save your backup codes, and you’ve lost the phone that you use for 2FA – try calling your phone network to transfer your old number over to a new phone. You’ll need a new SIM card for that, and it could take a day or two for it to activate.
How do I transfer my Authenticator to a new phone?
If you’ve got two Android phones, you can transfer your accounts to a new phone by exporting them via a QR code generated by the Authenticator app. Install Google Authenticator on your new phone. Tap “Get started.” Tap “Scan a QR code.” You’ll get a grid and instructions to “Place QR code within red lines.”