Last updated
Jul 10, 2021 06:15 AM
2FA Authenticators
2FA Authenticators

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Pros
  • Auto-syncs across new devices

Google Authenticator

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Cons
  • No auto-syncing
  • You'll lose your 2FA codes if you lose your phone
  • Manual transfer process when moving to a new phone

Transferring to a new authenticator

  1. Take note of each website your have in your old authenticator app
  1. Visit each website and activate 2FA on your new authenticator app. This usually involves deactivating 2FA on the website and then activating it again by scanning a QR code with the new app and entering in the 2FA code.
  1. It is now safe to remove transferred websites from the old app and delete the old app.
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