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Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator

Google LLC

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

3.9 Ratings 289K+ Reviews 50M+ Downloads

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Ratings & Reviews

3.9
288.6K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    62+%
  2. 4
    10+%
  3. 3
    6+%
  4. 2
    3+%
  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.
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  • Dec 30, 2020

    By Bnai Ha'Nephilim
    This is amazing. I been using it for a couple years I wanna say, never let me down. Almost too secure. Hard to get in if you lock yourself out. I love it. Google never lets me down. But.. can we consider adding a option to list the auth app on a dropmenu notification? I just see people resorting to asking phone ai to pull up the app. Sometimes its used a few times consecutively. Just a thought.
    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
  • Dec 23, 2020

    By Hung Ly
    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.
    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
  • Jan 3, 2021

    By Andreas Toth
    A company renowned for search technology is not providing a search option in a simple app that just displays a list of accounts? Seriously? I have 50 if not 70 2FA accounts managed by Authenticator and the list cannot be sorted or searched? Yes, the list can be manually sorted and manually searched, but what century do we live in that that's all one can do? Seriously?! Second, the app must provide an option for storing its data on Google's servers using a private key to encrypt the data.
    more
  • Jan 5, 2021

    By j o
    The option of only making it on the device is very discouraging, once you loose your phone you can no longer access any account having Google authentication tied to it which is a disaster. Just as I am having challenges now. Once your phone spoils. No more access! Why not make it sync on reactivation based on to your telephone number/SMS as recovery option/fingerprint?
    more
  • Jan 2, 2021

    By Frostmourne
    Thank you for all of the users who left 1 star and pointed out that the authenticator is NOT linked to your Google account, so if your phone breaks or is lost/stolen you'll be locked out from all linked accounts. My old phone broke down about 2 weeks ago, if I had this app on my old phone just 2-3 weeks ago I was going to be in big trouble. This is unacceptable from Google! The only reason I left 2 star is because other than that it's not bad authenticator. Hope it'll get fixed!
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  • Dec 30, 2020

    By Bnai Ha'Nephilim
    This is amazing. I been using it for a couple years I wanna say, never let me down. Almost too secure. Hard to get in if you lock yourself out. I love it. Google never lets me down. But.. can we consider adding a option to list the auth app on a dropmenu notification? I just see people resorting to asking phone ai to pull up the app. Sometimes its used a few times consecutively. Just a thought.
    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
  • 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..
  • 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!
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  • Finally able to switch devices!!! Dec 9, 2020

    By Farscape1a
    Fantastic, and works perfect! I agree with other users that cloud backup would make this perfect. But now that I can switch to my new device, awesome!!!
  • Jan 15, 2021

    By Richard Greasley
    Weird issue with one of my accounts that required the time correction solution. The other services were fine. I use MS authenticator as well and it never had an issue with the code. Further, some form of biometric or pin/password/pattern security should be enabled to protect this application. Maybe it's just me, but the application does seem like someone just wanted an authenticator app and did just that and left it unpolished.
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  • Jan 12, 2021

    By KATLEGO MASHEGO
    It is a very good app. But we should be able to login the app to retrive our codes, incase we change phones. Now i can't login on other apps because the i changed a phone, i can't find any code, so its tough for me now. I don't know what to do.
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  • 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
  • Jan 3, 2021

    By Andreas Toth
    A company renowned for search technology is not providing a search option in a simple app that just displays a list of accounts? Seriously? I have 50 if not 70 2FA accounts managed by Authenticator and the list cannot be sorted or searched? Yes, the list can be manually sorted and manually searched, but what century do we live in that that's all one can do? Seriously?! Second, the app must provide an option for storing its data on Google's servers using a private key to encrypt the data.
    more
  • Jan 2, 2021

    By Frostmourne
    Thank you for all of the users who left 1 star and pointed out that the authenticator is NOT linked to your Google account, so if your phone breaks or is lost/stolen you'll be locked out from all linked accounts. My old phone broke down about 2 weeks ago, if I had this app on my old phone just 2-3 weeks ago I was going to be in big trouble. This is unacceptable from Google! The only reason I left 2 star is because other than that it's not bad authenticator. Hope it'll get fixed!
    more
  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Anisha Thompson
    It did its job until I had to get a new phone. Now I cant access my account bc my old phone has been factory reset already. I also have DUO. They do have a way to re-accessing accounts without your old phone or a qr code. Why cant I get my old qr code emailed to me. You know "forgot password" style. Seems to be a popular convention. Duo uses an email log in. You can even link duo to a google account. Google products shouldn't be this hard to log into. You cant make all these quality programs and go poo poo on the authentication app. Google is great but, boo.
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  • Dec 23, 2020

    By Hung Ly
    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.
    more
  • Jan 5, 2021

    By j o
    The option of only making it on the device is very discouraging, once you loose your phone you can no longer access any account having Google authentication tied to it which is a disaster. Just as I am having challenges now. Once your phone spoils. No more access! Why not make it sync on reactivation based on to your telephone number/SMS as recovery option/fingerprint?
    more
  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Dan Stockton
    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
    more
  • Jan 1, 2021

    By DreIana Cutler
    Please for the love of God, don't use this app. If you ever switch phones or get logged out of your account and your ”authenticator” isn't working, then your lose your account. It worked for me at first but after a few months, the thing just stopped working. By the time I had to log back into my account, I couldn't get into it because the thing isn't connected to your Google account. I tried transferring it from my old device, same issue. The moral of this story is this app isn't worth getting.
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  • Barely half baked still! Dec 3, 2020

    By cimeelsekalb
    Sure I’m down with everything Cupertino but love all things Google as well! However, this Authenticator is still years behind others. Not only should they have already had dark mode in place when they had it in place with all the other apps they produce BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE THE ABILITY TO LOG IN FROM A DIFFERENT DEVICE AND ALL YOUR ACCOUNTS ARE THERE! I personally had an old device stolen from me and when I set up my new device I was screwed b\c all my 2FA numbers were on that old device. This *NEW* feature still doesn’t address this issue b\c you need THE OLD DEVICE! How’s that going to help me??! I still can’t get into my Dashlane Password Manager b\c that 2FA was linked to that stolen device’s Google Auth. I finally discovered Authy and haven’t looked back! It’s free and does every exact thing i want or need! Get on the ball Google!!!!
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