Do THIS to guarantee that that you'll never lose access to any of your accounts 5/5
By D aniel
Thousands of people seem to be constantly being locked out of most or all of their accounts whenever they lose their phone or their phone breaks while using this app. However, there is a fairly easy solution to this understandably common problem. BUY A SECOND I-DEVICE FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE OF INSTALLING GOOGLE AUTHENTICATOR ON MORE THAN ONE I-DEVICE AT THE SAME TIME. After I followed the posted online instructions carefully on how to install this app on multiple devices at the same time, it seemed pretty easy for me to sync this app on both of my i-devices so that both i-devices always generate the exact same codes at the exact same time. Then if I lose one of my i-devices, my remaining i-device will continue to generate the proper codes so that I can continue to access all of my online accounts. Until I can replace the lost device.
For example, I bought a very cheap and very old iPad 2 for almost next to nothing and now I have this app installed on both my expensive iPhone and also on my very cheap iPad. I have also seen very old iPhone 4's advertised for sale for incredibly low prices, almost next to nothing also. After installation, I carefully checked both installed duplicate apps and I confirmed that both my iPhone and my iPad always generate the exact same codes at the exact same time. My cheap iPad is also sort of fun to use sometimes so it seems like a bargain to me to enjoy the very tight security this excellent app provides while pretty much never risking losing access to any of my accounts.
Not accessible on every device 3/5
By A train lover
I use discord on on my iPhone, MacBook Pro, and iPod (yes I still use an iPod, I’m writing the review with it) I had to enable 2 factor authentication because some people have warned me about a plan to “nuke Discord” honestly I doubt anything is gonna happen July 27th, 2019, but only time will tell. Which I just thought it wouldn’t hurt to enable this extra security step, better safe than sorry. I had to download this app, put in my account and use this thing to get the code, no big deal, whatever. But then I realized I couldn’t access the codes (which it has to regenerate generate each time) I’m just irritated more than angry, I can get around this issue, it’s just that this shouldn’t be an issue.
help please 3/5
i used this app for my snapchat and i broke my phone that it was on and now i can’t get my code that was on it and idk what to do please help i have a lot of pictures on that snap and memories i can never get back
Can’t organize keys 1/5
I expected better of Google.
- If you manage multiple environments with similar names, key names are truncated in the display.
- you can’t rename keys to give them useful titles.
- you can only re-order them, not group them.
This must have been designed by the same team that designed Drive. Shopping for better alternative now.
Lost zapier access 1/5
By Keith Hupp
I don’t know what the hell happened but now I don’t see is a pier anywhere and I’ve looked for my codes and Lost those when I ditched one password so it looks like I’ll be creating a new zip your account and signing in to 30 different marketing applications which is retarded.
No me permite configurarlo en el iPhone X 1/5
No me permite configurarlo en el iPhone X
Lost phone 1/5
By Angry Vocalist
I lost my phone and am now unable to use even a single app that was tied to google 2FA. Apparently there was some recovery seed I was supposed to write down. But I never did, and there should be some other way to recover my authenticator address. I’ve never experienced so many frustrations from one mistake.
Not very good 2/5
Accidentally cleared my google account on the app so I lost my codes now I can’t login to one of my accounts on a website.
As broken as they say 1/5
I installed it strictly for use with Google's own 2FA (i.e. when logging into my Google account), and even for that purpose it is flat-out broken. None of its generated codes were accepted by Google, even during initial setup. I then turned to an alternative, non-Google, iOS app, which worked effortlessly with Google's 2FA service.
Incorrect Codes 1/5
This app is generating incorrect codes. I checked to make sure the in-app time was synced with my phone and it was. I have know idea why this is happening. This app fails to deliver its only purpose.
Stored tokens lost when app is automatically off-loaded 1/5
If the feature in iOS to automatically offload any apps which haven't been used for 30 days is enabled, then all of your stored authentication tokens will be lost and you will need to set your tokens up anew.
It’s awfulness knows no bounds 1/5
Almost as bad as Evernote
New phone means I’m locked out 1/5
By Pareto Dominated
Just like many reviewers, I’m locked out of several critical services after getting a new phone. The MFA entries you create don’t rehydrate upon reinstalling the google authenticator app. I definitely would have used an alternative like LastPass authenticator from the get go if I knew the trouble it’d put me through.
Maybe Google designed it this was because it’s the safest way to handle my data. Right now I don’t care. I’m switching to something else.
Poorly designed app. Cannot delete old entries 1/5
The Google Authenticator app will not let me delete old entries. I click on the pencil icon to edit. I then try to press the circle to select the entry and nothing. It is my understanding that the circle should turn red to indicate selection, then it will allow deletion. Editing will let me change the order of the entries, but that is all. Force quitting the app doesn’t help. Deleting and reinstalling the app on the iPhone doesn’t not help. The entries reappear when the app is downloaded and reinstalled. So much for the statement,
“Deleting this app will also delete its data.” It makes you wonder where these entries are being stored and how secure they really are, wherever they happen to be located.
Epic games 3/5
Epic said this was a good authenticator app it works kinda but not for me
Works as intended 5/5
Upgrade phone and problems start 1/5
The app works fine until you change phones. Now I have real, time wasting, problems.
Doesn’t work 6/27/19 1/5
The verification codes have a 1 in 50 chance of working.
Codes gone 1/5
Opened the app to find everything had been deleted. Now I’m locked out of my accounts...
User be wary.
needs text search 3/5
With many sites needing logins, scrolling to find the right code is frustrating. App needs incremental text search by site name. Also, ideally, add custom coloring and/or grouping to help find the right code.
And as another review siggested, require touchid to see codes.
100% Broken, you WILL be forever locked out 1/5
Every single Authenticator code will be deemed invalid.
This does NOT have a settings feature inside the app to Sync time to fix the issue. Unsure how this occurred. Who missed adding in settings?? That’s like a contractor building a house and forgetting a bathroom and kitchen.
Be warned!!!!!!!!!!!!! Google will destroy everything you have if you use this.
just use Authy 1/5
this app stinks.
Don’t verify this stupid app 1/5
Stupid app can’t update when I get a new phone
Worst app out there 1/5
By wasting time on this app
Not user friendly. No walk me through simplicity. I am using to access HR Block files and forced to use this horrible app.
I am confused! 2/5
It is better to add an option to organize accounts
I have more than 100 accounts and it is very difficult to find desired accounts in that messy screen
Please add password before open the app 5/5
This app really need password (touch id or face id or pass lock ) please add ! 🥺
By Aprilia OSRS
Locked out of all my accounts with new phone. Thanks a ton 👍🏻
Absolutely horrible 1/5
I tried logging into one of my accounts in an app and it says I need my authenticator password thing but I never activated it for this particular app. I then try to put in a code I have activated for another account with the same email. Nothing.
I try registering the account into the authenticator so I can get back on to it, but no, I need my authenticator code to register it into the authenticator.
Now I'm stuck out of this account with absolutely no way of getting back in. This account was really important to me and I spent a lot of money on it's particular software. Now I have to make a new account and start over with absolutely nothing. Thanks a lot.
I have no idea what’s going on 1/5
I just am trying to get this app to work. Was a waste of time trying to do 2fa. Never ended up working.
By Thotiana downbust
It works amazing I used it to get 2FA on Fortnite works well!
Only use it to log into Faceit 3/5
It’s okay. Nothing really wrong with it
Needs basic features 3/5
- local biometric auth
- rename item title
But it’s still safer than Authy
It would be useful to add a restore process linked to the device icloud drive or something incase the phone is reset. I currently reset my device and lost all access to accounts I had
Simple is best but... 4/5
Simple is best but can you add row stripes to the different codee. With a long list it gets a little complicated to differentiate them. Then it would truly be 5 star app.
It won’t download witch is dumb
Pleeeeese add search bar 3/5
I've got more than a dozen of entries, and finding the right one feels like untangling the earphones; which I don't do anymore with my Airpods. Please evolve!!
Not working. Sites don’t accept the generated authentication code 1/5
This is a mess. And complicated.
Worked great until phone transfer 3/5
Got a new phone, went from a 6s to XR and it logged me out of both my accounts, I still have access to one of them but the other I lost completely.
Locked out of all my accounts 1/5
Got a new phone and even with transferring all my data from the old phone to this one. It didn’t save any of my 2FA so I now have to go and reset all my accounts that I had enabled on this App. Moving over to Authy now since they let you transfer everything over with a phone number.
Not working 1/5
By abbrhaha d
After getting a new phone, I could not log in to my gatehub account. Was not synced anymore. And there’s no way to get back in it. Unless you send a pic of your self holding up an ID for them to cancel the 2wfac.
Apple Watch support 5/5
This app works perfectly for me. But It’d be great to have Apple Watch support, I always have my watch not always my phone
Don’t switch phones 1/5
I switched from Samsung to iPhone, boy what a HASSLE! I couldn’t log into my Amazon account because this Authenticator was linked to it. When I tried to download it on the new phone it was telling me to put in a pin but didn’t tell me what pin or scan a code, but what code? This junk is not user friendly at all. I ended up deleting it.
Where is Apple Watch support. Even Microsoft Authenticator has it. Switching if does not appear soon. !!!
I used this for a website to sell stuff and the I switched phones. This app did not save my information, and even though there is a key you can use to get back into it, I lost that and now I can’t use the website.
Why isn’t there a watch app? 1/5
Why isn’t there a watch app?
Backup & restore loses keys! 1/5
I have 10 codes registered in the google auth app. If I backup iPhone and restore it (using iTunes) — it gets restored with only 3 out of 10 keys. 3/10. Would not recommend.
How is thing supposed to work? Setup instructions don’t work. Logged into my account, hit the menu, there’s no option to add this. Waste of phone memory.