How do I set it up? 2/5
No idea how to get it going. What bar code? Zero instructions.
No backuos 1/5
I assumed the account were backed up, but when I moved to a new phone I lost everything. I'm now going through a very painful process to recover my accounts. Use any other app that includes backups. Duo, LastPass, Microsoft authenticator... Anything but this.
Having issues 2/5
I was once an android carrier until just today when I purchased my first IPhone. Had been using 2-factor authentication to log onto my Facebook acct, using the codes generated thru this app to complete the log in. Worked fine on my android, but with the IPhone the codes are not being accepted! Very frustrated because I am effectively locked out of my own Facebook acct! Help!!!
Want to get f-ed over? 1/5
This app isn’t supported by google. Lets say you get a new phone... all your codes magically disappear and you cannot retrieve them. Now, all the sites i used this 2fa generator will not let me in without lengthy exams that require hours, days of time waiting. Sometimes making it impossible to retrieve account access.
The codes didn’t work now I can’t sign into my epic games account
Serious flaw (no backups) 2/5
This app takes no cloud backups. I got a new phone and lost all my Authenticators I had stored. Spent weeks submitting paper work to get into my business accounts.
I love google and their products, but this thing is an absolute joke. Even if your iPhone takes backups it will not restore the codes. Why is this not synced in a personal cloud or to google directly???
I suggest you use one that has an account sync, or one that’s integrated in a password manager (like 1Password’s “one-time password” feature).
Google, I know you can do better than this.
Absolutely horrible 1/5
This app is absolute garbage, I can’t even get codes to play games I bought because it won’t get them. The app only gives me the codes I have from google from getting it set up on my pc to get help. If I could give this less than a star I would made this review destroy their ratings
Good app! 5/5
It was quick and easy! I tried using it on a older Samsung phone before but it didn’t work. It works fine on my current iPhone.
thanks for keeping this updated 5/5
ive been using this app for a very long time and its cool that it still works
Doesn’t work 1/5
Doesn’t work now I’m locked out of important things that I decided to depend on google for. Shaking my head as i write this. Pointing fingers as well.
can't add new accounts since update 1/5
Recently (3/2019) updated this app. Cannot add any new accounts. Didn't lose my old account codes, but app crashes instantly if I tap the "add new account" or "edit list" icons.
Works great. Just 1 reason why I’m only giving this app 1 star. 1/5
I like the app. The problem is that you should be able to use your google account to save all the codes so if someone uninstalls this app, they can reinstall this app and sign in.
Not secure at all; watch accounts that use this Authenticator closely 1/5
It’s pretty clear that google is selling verification codes to the highest bidder. For the second time now I’ve had to change my Ubisoft account password because this app failed to block two logins that clearly were not me, one in Barcelona Spain and another in Indonesia. I knew google made money by selling people’s information but this is a whole new low for them.
I am not fast enough for the code changer. 2/5
Question: is there a way that the developer of this app can make a way for its users to set the amount of time that passes between each coat? I am blind, and the time it takes me to remember the code and get back to the webpage and enter the code is not enough time before the next code appears. I have tried and tried, and I am still too slow. I have a possible proposition. Is it possible to create settings for different time increments? I know that the code changes so quickly for security reasons, however, an extra minute or minute and a half would probably be OK. Thank you.
Lost all my codes 1/5
By chris nik
I just moved to another country and when I try to access my uplay I find out that my google Authenticator has been reset and all my codes are gone… what the heck google?
Worst thing ever 1/5
Didn’t save any of my accounts... now I am stuck out of my epic games account...
Wish list 3/5
By Birdsong Man
How about an watch app? Please?
Couldn’t access any of my codes after resetting my phone. Don’t use this app.
GET A DIFFERENT AUTHENTICATOR 1/5
Microsoft’s Authenticator as well as an app called AUTHY actually remember your much needed AUTHENTICATOR codes.
Google needs to get current and update their app to do the same.
I had a phone get stolen and now, thanks to google’s confusion about how security works, I’m f**ked and locked out of my health insurance companies web page and NEED access to it now.
Other Authenticators would have had me in the clear, but Google’s crap Authenticator has left me high and dry. ☹️👎
Awful and hate it 1/5
Most complicated system requires two electronic devises to activate.
I really wish I can give this app zero stars...The most confusing process I’ve ever encountered. I’ve spent to much precious time trying to initiate this app.
Doesn’t work 2/5
I put all the security codes and none of them work
Restore deletes 2/5
Please tell me how to restore your deletes because I need the 2fa to sign into my account?!?
Where’s the code 1/5
So I was getting this because gifting came back out in fortnite and I was gonna gift my friend a skin and I watched a tutorial on YouTube on how to get it set up and it said to download this app put your email in and put the code in. When it finished it never gave me a code if I could put 0 stars I would
How do you use it? 3/5
By tetris challenger
I really don’t get it
BEST APP EVER!!!
Could be more like Microsoft ‘s Authenticator 1/5
You do not have the ability to keep the data and have it available to other devices like Microsoft. So if you are using an iPad or upgrade your phone - you are not screwed regarding having to rebuild all your data
Needs a way to recover 1/5
Google needs to allow a way to recover accounts.
THIS DID NOT WORK
Can't use authentication with new iPhone!
Google support- if you're out there, hit me back!
Lost everything 1/5
All my financial accounts with 2FA are locked because the codes all disappeared from this app.
Now I have to go to each service independently and verify that I am the owner of each account. What a nightmare. I have thousands of dollars locked up that I cannot access until this all gets sorted thanks to this terrible app.
It's bad I got locked out 1/5
I got locked out and there is no way to get the key to log back into the account this is terrible!
Unable to function 1/5
I got the app to play the game Rainbow Sic Siege, it worked fine, then I got a new phone, and it didn’t work fine. The app won’t allow mw to send the codes to my new phone from my old phone and I am no longer able to do anything that I used the codes for, what a great app.
When the Bough Breaks 3/5
By My "Nickname" Is Inuse
My spouse & I each have this app on our phone with all accounts listed to provide redundancy when one of phones dies we will not be locked out of our accounts. One annoying omission is there does not seem to be a means to “clone” new accounts to the other phone.
We have been around computers since the ‘70s & know all devices eventually die — usually at the most inconvenient time.
Accounts aren’t backed up and don’t migrate 1/5
As others have said, the account data in this app is locked to the phone where it’s set up. An iCloud backup and restore to another phone doesn’t copy the codes. Setting up new 2FA for every account when I restore to a new device is a terrible user experience.
Could be much safer and improved 3/5
While I personally haven’t had any issues with the app, it has been useful, it has bothered me from the beginning that there wasn’t an option for touch support. People can figure out your info, your pin, your login info, etc. but it is much harder for a fingerprint Touch ID. I understand not all phones have this and/or support this feature but I think it would be worthwhile to add it as an option that can be turned on should the person decide to use it. Other than that, I have no qualms. Reading other reviews also asking for the same thing even over a year ago I doubt this will happen but I’ll stay with this app until I find an app that does that or until they update this one.
Is broken 1/5
I can’t sign in to my fortnite account because of this app
Awful - doesnt have settings option 1/5
By no name 135729
Most bugged app ever
Worthless peace of **** 1/5
Whenever I’m trying to play Fortnite I use this app for a 2FA but I transferred phones and now whenever I play it says the code is either invalid or expired
Great App 5/5
So first I had an epic account aka fortnite so they told me to get like this kind of app in my first try it said on the top that it was from epic games and then I looked down and I saw my email.
I put the code it said in the middle and first try it was amazing app you should recommend this to other (ppl aka people)
This is an Great App
Why no Apple Watch 2/5
I want this on my Apple Watch
Missing Names Bug in iPad Version 4/5
By A n y M o u s e
Google Authenticator iPhone shows the Name of the service (e.g. Google, Microsoft, etc.), your login identity, and the 6-digit code.
Google Authenticator iPad only shows your login identity and code but not the Name of the service. This makes it difficult to know which code to use if your login identity is the same across multiple services, such as the many people who use their email as their login identity for many of the services they use.
By FreddyBonnieChicaFoxy FAN
I used it for fortnite hehehehehehehheehehwheheheehehehhheehehejebrriebsbsbsjdvdhsvshsnalfndjd z shnsjdbshsksndndnfjjj
Google shouldn’t be making these mistakes 1/5
Absolute nightmare if you’re switching phones, locks you out of all your accounts and takes 48 hours minimum to reset
No transfers or restore 1/5
I have this app on another iphone and it’s setup to backup via iCloud and when I do a restore on the new iPhone, this app has no accounts listed, so I have to resetup accounts backup but the issue is I’m going have to go through the resetup because I use this app on an iphone and ipad, so that they have the same codes and lists available on both devices I need to setup on both iPhone and ipad at the same time, since I don’t have my ipad with me currently with me right now, I have to do redo more then once, tho, and I have alot of accounts listed with this app, I wish the app would allow to add device use with accounts with 2-step verification without having to turn off and/or changing the code(s) of accounts for other devices.
So this app developer might need to add a backup option to be used by a google account, so a restore can be done and won’t lose access to accounts to have been setup!!!
I don’t know why iCloud didn’t restore this app with all accounts listed.
What a pain!