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Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator

Google LLC

Enable 2-step verification to protect your account from hijacking.

3.9 Ratings 307K+ Reviews 50M+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

3.9
306.7K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    61+%
  2. 4
    9+%
  3. 3
    5+%
  4. 2
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  5. 1
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  • Essential App, But No Cloud Backup Dec 3, 2020

    By Proteus 846
    This is one of the most essential apps on my phone. I don’t know why I trust Google with my 2FA codes (I don’t really) but this is a very useful and important app. It is pretty basic as far as apps go, but it works for the intended purpose. They just added the ability to transfer 2FA codes when upgrading to a new phone. They released this feature less than a month after the second wave of new iPhones came out… so less than a month ago I did the transfer manually, turning 2FA off and back on for my new phone across a dozen services. Some were easy to transfer, others were the opposite. It took over an hour. Their timing with this feature is awful, but at least it’s here now I suppose.
    more
  • Finally!!!!! Dec 12, 2020

    By Review guy 467
    I just wanted to say Thank you for finally putting a export accounts option to move from device to device cause this was always my more preferred app but due to lack of exporting accounts couldn’t take the risk so I’ve been using the Microsoft version. I did like how there was a Apple Watch version although It was never really that useful anyway. But I hope maybe there might be a Apple Watch version of this someday if not that’s fine then. Please always keep improving this app.
    more
  • Is this the update we’ve been waiting for? Dec 3, 2020

    By 2trot
    I saw with the most recent update Google added the feature to move accounts to a new device. Previously the Authenticator app only moved Google accounts so if it now moves all accounts that are stored in the Authenticator app that would make this app 100% more useful. I only change devices every few years so I’ll need to wait to confirm but this appears to be a major update with a feature that people have wanted for a very long time
    more
  • Won’t start after iOS 14.2 update, v3.1.0 of the app Dec 3, 2020

    By philiaagape
    (UPDATE: it’s working again after app update! The App Store told me there was no update available when I first checked, but now 10 min later there is an update. Problem was Apple, not Google.) I have loved google Authenticator for my 2fa needs: SSH verification and websites. But now the app will not start. I’ve rebooted my phone and checked the App Store for updates but I’m running version 3.1.0 of the app already.
    more
  • It’s alright... but they listened to my feedback and improved! Dec 8, 2020

    By iLangston
    The app doesn’t explain many of its features well and has noticeably less features than the versions on other phones. I sent a detailed feedback message about important features that were missing, and a few weeks later all the features I mentioned were either improved upon or added! It makes me happy that my input was listened to!
    more
  • Risky Choice for 2FA Dec 9, 2020

    By chopinrlz
    Using an authenticator app for 2FA is seen as a top choice for securing access to sensitive accounts over other methods. However, when the app stops loading, and instead crashes on open, you can easily lose access to these accounts if you’re relying on the app for 2FA and you don’t have backup methods configured (or physically accessible to you in the moment). This app is quite terrible in terms of its support and user experience. It did work, at one point, and now it doesn’t which means that I can never rely on it again. I’ve been slowing shifting to the Microsoft Authenticator app which has a superior user experience and feature set, is substantially more reliable, and works. I would not use this app if I were you.
    more
  • Mar 25, 2021

    By Howard Reid
    This needs a proper update. I was forced to upgrade to a new phone. My previous one ended up damaged. I followed the instructions to transfer my data over from my previous phone to my new one. Now, I have account issues. This authenticator doesn't even pop up on screen for any 2-step verification prompts. Recently, Google has had some issues regarding our account management. This is not okay.
    more
  • Do not use this app! Feb 3, 2021

    By Doggettall
    If you are in a situation where you are forced to use this app, be sure to keep backup codes so that you can access whatever applications you need to access in the event you lose your connection with Google authenticator. Because of a recent Facebook debacle and not knowing that it was necessary to save recovery codes with Google authenticator, I am now unable to access a 10+ year old Facebook account that includes some business connections. Facebook‘s issues are on them however, since I have a long-standing Google account, I don’t understand how I am unable to recover the connection with my Facebook account to allow me to get back in again. Is google authenticator completely unaffiliated with Google? Very disappointing and in 2021, I can’t believe things are this difficult for the average every day user.
    more
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Jordan Roberts
    I HATE this! I hate every platform that makes you use it! I have NEVER been able to get it to work right and now I'm back in hot water with the program I'm trying to log into. This extra step is Rediculous and it's almost impossible to get set up right. If you need to use this, figure out how NOT TO. Hours and hours spent trying to figure this stupid thing out and it still never works..
    more
  • account loss Mar 9, 2021

    By Down load roblox is the best
    The problem is that when you get a new device and have already sold or traded it you can’t log in back and you lose all your 2FA accounts I will not be relying on this anymore but apart from that the app is great it’s just the risk of losing your acc I was only able to keep 1 of my acts because I used SMS
    more

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  • Finally!!!!! Dec 12, 2020

    By Review guy 467
    I just wanted to say Thank you for finally putting a export accounts option to move from device to device cause this was always my more preferred app but due to lack of exporting accounts couldn’t take the risk so I’ve been using the Microsoft version. I did like how there was a Apple Watch version although It was never really that useful anyway. But I hope maybe there might be a Apple Watch version of this someday if not that’s fine then. Please always keep improving this app.
    more
  • Won’t start after iOS 14.2 update, v3.1.0 of the app Dec 3, 2020

    By philiaagape
    (UPDATE: it’s working again after app update! The App Store told me there was no update available when I first checked, but now 10 min later there is an update. Problem was Apple, not Google.) I have loved google Authenticator for my 2fa needs: SSH verification and websites. But now the app will not start. I’ve rebooted my phone and checked the App Store for updates but I’m running version 3.1.0 of the app already.
    more
  • The best authenticator you can find! Dec 2, 2020

    By devinside
    This app has always been the gold standard and the most recent update brings everything that was missing - dark mode and export options plus an updated interface.
  • Finally I can transfer codes to my new device Dec 12, 2020

    By fexzi
    At first, it was a big task for me to reset a lot of auth codes for different websites on my new device. Now I can just easily export them without no stress of creating new codes again. Big update and very very useful. Thanks..
  • crashes without opening all the way Dec 26, 2020

    By khareed
    Hello, can you please fix this problem. I’ve been trying to get in the app and when i click on it, it just crashes. Can you please help immediately!
  • Essential App, But No Cloud Backup Dec 3, 2020

    By Proteus 846
    This is one of the most essential apps on my phone. I don’t know why I trust Google with my 2FA codes (I don’t really) but this is a very useful and important app. It is pretty basic as far as apps go, but it works for the intended purpose. They just added the ability to transfer 2FA codes when upgrading to a new phone. They released this feature less than a month after the second wave of new iPhones came out… so less than a month ago I did the transfer manually, turning 2FA off and back on for my new phone across a dozen services. Some were easy to transfer, others were the opposite. It took over an hour. Their timing with this feature is awful, but at least it’s here now I suppose.
    more
  • Is this the update we’ve been waiting for? Dec 3, 2020

    By 2trot
    I saw with the most recent update Google added the feature to move accounts to a new device. Previously the Authenticator app only moved Google accounts so if it now moves all accounts that are stored in the Authenticator app that would make this app 100% more useful. I only change devices every few years so I’ll need to wait to confirm but this appears to be a major update with a feature that people have wanted for a very long time
    more
  • It’s alright... but they listened to my feedback and improved! Dec 8, 2020

    By iLangston
    The app doesn’t explain many of its features well and has noticeably less features than the versions on other phones. I sent a detailed feedback message about important features that were missing, and a few weeks later all the features I mentioned were either improved upon or added! It makes me happy that my input was listened to!
    more
  • Mar 23, 2021

    By Kimberley Annette
    I prefer Google authenticator to most other apps, but it'd be preferable to be able to create groups. Instead, you're required to scroll which is a pain if you've got a long list. Please look at adding the ability to create custom groups/sections so we can group 2FA (work, personal, socials etc)
    more
  • Mar 21, 2021

    By David Ogude
    I love this app but once again no one really saves their backup code. I think there should be a way to regenerate unsaved backup codes. You don't only loose access when your phone gets stolen. You loose access even after uninstalling and reinstalling. Make sure to export your accounts onto another device before uninstalling or loosing your phone.
    more
  • Risky Choice for 2FA Dec 9, 2020

    By chopinrlz
    Using an authenticator app for 2FA is seen as a top choice for securing access to sensitive accounts over other methods. However, when the app stops loading, and instead crashes on open, you can easily lose access to these accounts if you’re relying on the app for 2FA and you don’t have backup methods configured (or physically accessible to you in the moment). This app is quite terrible in terms of its support and user experience. It did work, at one point, and now it doesn’t which means that I can never rely on it again. I’ve been slowing shifting to the Microsoft Authenticator app which has a superior user experience and feature set, is substantially more reliable, and works. I would not use this app if I were you.
    more
  • account loss Mar 9, 2021

    By Down load roblox is the best
    The problem is that when you get a new device and have already sold or traded it you can’t log in back and you lose all your 2FA accounts I will not be relying on this anymore but apart from that the app is great it’s just the risk of losing your acc I was only able to keep 1 of my acts because I used SMS
    more
  • Mar 28, 2021

    By A Google user
    It can cause problems..at first everything worked fine but I had some issues opening my apps a week ago due to a problem with the phone. I had no alternative but to do a factory reset and now all the apps are back again BUT the Google authentication codes don't work in the app. I updated the time and still the codes don't work!! Long story short I got in touch with the app to take the Google authentication off and it's made me wary of using this app again.
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  • Mar 19, 2021

    By Stu
    My default 2FA authenticator app, and has been for a while. However having had it for a while backing up is an issue, i.e. if you loose your device you loose 2FA access to the sites you have enabled, (no one saves the backup codes for each site). This app needs to be updated to provide a default backup to google account function, or a way to securely backup and recover enrolled 2FA state.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Lukas Edr
    At first I was thrilled, It was easy, it worked on my WearOS watch, then I was forced to use MS Authenticator, and it has way better system than entering pin code, you only allow sign in, it works on my WearOS watches too, unfortunately Google stopped supporting Authenticator on WearOS.
    more
  • Mar 25, 2021

    By Howard Reid
    This needs a proper update. I was forced to upgrade to a new phone. My previous one ended up damaged. I followed the instructions to transfer my data over from my previous phone to my new one. Now, I have account issues. This authenticator doesn't even pop up on screen for any 2-step verification prompts. Recently, Google has had some issues regarding our account management. This is not okay.
    more
  • Do not use this app! Feb 3, 2021

    By Doggettall
    If you are in a situation where you are forced to use this app, be sure to keep backup codes so that you can access whatever applications you need to access in the event you lose your connection with Google authenticator. Because of a recent Facebook debacle and not knowing that it was necessary to save recovery codes with Google authenticator, I am now unable to access a 10+ year old Facebook account that includes some business connections. Facebook‘s issues are on them however, since I have a long-standing Google account, I don’t understand how I am unable to recover the connection with my Facebook account to allow me to get back in again. Is google authenticator completely unaffiliated with Google? Very disappointing and in 2021, I can’t believe things are this difficult for the average every day user.
    more
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Jordan Roberts
    I HATE this! I hate every platform that makes you use it! I have NEVER been able to get it to work right and now I'm back in hot water with the program I'm trying to log into. This extra step is Rediculous and it's almost impossible to get set up right. If you need to use this, figure out how NOT TO. Hours and hours spent trying to figure this stupid thing out and it still never works..
    more
  • Mar 26, 2021

    By Dakota Nichols
    This app never works. I have tried it on multiple websites and have gotten it to work once or twice out of multiple attempts. Thank God I had other methods set up for two factor authentication or else I would still be locked out of my accounts. I have tried multiple fixes and nothing worked. Maybe there is another fix out there that I have yet to try, but this app still gets one star from me because I should not have to spend time browsing support forums to gain access to my own accounts.
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  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Neo
    I found this Authenticator app to be the best. That was until my phone broke and I found out the Google Authenticator isn't actually linked to my Google Account or Gmail account in any way. So, basically... the only way to recover your Authenticator information is if you have access to your old device (which I don't), or if you kept the backup code (not to be confused with your Google account backup codes). If you don't have either of these things, then all the accounts under Google's Authenticator are lost forever. Same as me. It was stupid. I'm stuck can't pass through 2 step verification
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