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Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Corporation

No more passwords, easier sign-in, and greater protection for your accounts.

4.7 Ratings 323K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
No more passwords, easier sign-in, and greater protection for your accounts.
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4.7
322.7K+ Ratings
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  • Great on iPhone Watch app is a bust Oct 3, 2018

    By EdLewis2
    Authenticator works very well on iPhone. It has been solid and reliable where i use it on a number of accounts. 5 stars. I was excited to hear a Apple Watch version came out. That is a complete bust, not working at all. Zero stars. The Watch app does nothing but declare that an account can be set up. Fiddling with it for a half hour gave the proclamation ‘setup successful’. Still not producing codes like it should I discovered to my dismay that the iPhone version crashed and had to be removed and reinstalled. Suggestion: take the Watch app off the store until it is properly documented and can be made to work. 5 stars for iPhone app, 0 for watch gives an average of 2.5 or 3.
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  • Aug 1, 2020

    By STOP PRE-ORDERING VIDEO GAMES!
    After 9 months of use so far it's 10 out of 10. I used Google's authentication app for a couple of years as this Microsoft app wasn't available on my old phone's iOS version, I experienced nothing but problems with Google's app it basically didn't work at all from the start, but after 9 months I haven't had a single problem with Microsoft app, brilliant.
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  • Aug 8, 2020

    By Johnnica Hoskins Myrick
    Once you're used to using this authenticator, you can't live without it. I try to change my passwords often but with so many different sites and apps, its not easy to remember them all. This solves the issue should I forget and makes it harder for anyone to access your online accounts.
    more
  • This app is great Feb 19, 2019

    By MyExDumpedMeForATrashCan
    So a few months ago I got my Xbox account hacked and I was really sad about it because I had lost a lot. Including my games ect. But then I found out the hacker stole my email and put it in this app because at the time I didn’t have this app. So that was a good lesson for me to use this app always and it’s absolutely fantastic because I have a lot of emails like work, school, and gaming of course but I feel like all my emails are super secure also I like the fact that when trying to log into another site with your email you have to get permission from the Authenticator app before you can do anything so if someone gets ahold of your email then they can’t log in at all.
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  • Jul 11, 2020

    By Daniel Garcia
    I don't understand how this APP does anything to enchance my experience with the nine character password i've been using. I always end up deleting the app for space, or losing my device or cracking my screen, and I always forget or dont know how to remove this from my account before that happens, so i always end up having account security issues with both of my hotmail accounts. Fyi. I was married to the women who uses he Cc number on my account in 2009. July 1st. 2020 I get it now. Thank You.
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  • Aug 1, 2020

    By Trudy Conway
    Google's app works with accounts where this one won't & both give codes in the same format. Makes me wonder d this one doesn't just have some kind of a bug??? Had to reinstall after phone problems. Now I can't use to authenticate for PayPal. The number sequences are too long. Forgot how I initially set this up. All I can do is add my Microsoft account. Going to try a different app .
    more
  • 6.4.1+ Interface Bloat Apr 8, 2020

    By Whoopmeister
    This app was great until 6.4.1 at which time they decided to hide the main feature (the login keys) behind each respective account. So now instead of quickly opening the app ti grab your key you need to drill into each account. For those people that access multiple keys each time this becomes needlessly cumbersome. This feels like change for the sake of change without any forethought into how this will impact user workflow. In other words, it feels like a team of developers trying to justify their existence by running out of things to do. Come on Microsoft, seriously? When something just works why can’t you just leave well enough alone? I get that you wanted to add all the other functionality and it is useful in certain scenarios, but at least give users the option of what screen the app opens up to so we can have the old view where we see all account keys in one view.
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  • NEED DEVELOPER RESPONSE - Locked of all accounts Sep 22, 2019

    By JHesidenz
    After upgrading to a new iPhone today, I restored everything from a backup earlier in the day. After installing everything I begin to login to several different accounts like discord, Twitter etc. I didn’t get very far until I got the request to confirm my identity via my Authenticator app. I opened my app to find NOTHING. All of my accounts were gone. I click “begin backup” and get the message that I don’t have a backup on my iCloud account, the same one I had been using for years. I’m completely at a loss. I’ve been frantically trying to contact support from Azure to Microsoft and haven’t found anyone who can or would be willing to help me. I have no idea what to do - this is an atrocious, horrific flaw with this app and I would never have downloaded it if I knew this could possibly happen. I desperately need someone to reach out to me to help correct this issue.
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  • Aug 7, 2020

    By Naman Bhan
    Repair your application !!!!! Whenever I try using login via mobile authenticator, I approve of the number but I'm asked to put on my lockscreen passcode again and again repeatedly for the same particular authentication, until eventually I run out of time and hence I am forced down to write my entire microsoft password on the my other devices. If this is the single most important task that the app can't perform then I wonder what was the purpose of making such an application.
    more
  • Jul 21, 2020

    By Bill Wehadababyitsaboy
    I had to update my phone recently and once that happened, Authenticator updated as well and I lost all my accounts! Now when I go to add accounts like usual, it asks for an account name and a secret key?! What the hell is this now!? I used to be able to just add my account and it would be linked! Why did this change?!
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  • Great on iPhone Watch app is a bust Oct 3, 2018

    By EdLewis2
    Authenticator works very well on iPhone. It has been solid and reliable where i use it on a number of accounts. 5 stars. I was excited to hear a Apple Watch version came out. That is a complete bust, not working at all. Zero stars. The Watch app does nothing but declare that an account can be set up. Fiddling with it for a half hour gave the proclamation ‘setup successful’. Still not producing codes like it should I discovered to my dismay that the iPhone version crashed and had to be removed and reinstalled. Suggestion: take the Watch app off the store until it is properly documented and can be made to work. 5 stars for iPhone app, 0 for watch gives an average of 2.5 or 3.
    more
  • Aug 1, 2020

    By STOP PRE-ORDERING VIDEO GAMES!
    After 9 months of use so far it's 10 out of 10. I used Google's authentication app for a couple of years as this Microsoft app wasn't available on my old phone's iOS version, I experienced nothing but problems with Google's app it basically didn't work at all from the start, but after 9 months I haven't had a single problem with Microsoft app, brilliant.
    more
  • Aug 8, 2020

    By Johnnica Hoskins Myrick
    Once you're used to using this authenticator, you can't live without it. I try to change my passwords often but with so many different sites and apps, its not easy to remember them all. This solves the issue should I forget and makes it harder for anyone to access your online accounts.
    more
  • This app is great Feb 19, 2019

    By MyExDumpedMeForATrashCan
    So a few months ago I got my Xbox account hacked and I was really sad about it because I had lost a lot. Including my games ect. But then I found out the hacker stole my email and put it in this app because at the time I didn’t have this app. So that was a good lesson for me to use this app always and it’s absolutely fantastic because I have a lot of emails like work, school, and gaming of course but I feel like all my emails are super secure also I like the fact that when trying to log into another site with your email you have to get permission from the Authenticator app before you can do anything so if someone gets ahold of your email then they can’t log in at all.
    more
  • Jul 11, 2020

    By Daniel Garcia
    I don't understand how this APP does anything to enchance my experience with the nine character password i've been using. I always end up deleting the app for space, or losing my device or cracking my screen, and I always forget or dont know how to remove this from my account before that happens, so i always end up having account security issues with both of my hotmail accounts. Fyi. I was married to the women who uses he Cc number on my account in 2009. July 1st. 2020 I get it now. Thank You.
    more
  • Good app. Using it for years Feb 29, 2020

    By Mjababababab
    My company requires us to use 2FA. I liked this one because the Tap to authenticate is very easy to use (It’s integrated with O365 too). No codes to type in. The Watch app makes life really easy - it pops up and I Tap my wrist and I’m in. 4 stars because 2FA can be a pita. ESP on password change day. Every MS product makes me authenticate individually. Office, OneDrive, Teams, Windows. Ugh. At least it just a tap. I use it for home too. Except on my personal laptop. Why? Because 2FA is a pita at night. Having to go downstairs to find my phone just to login. I just want to look something up real quick but the 30day trust has expired and needs to be renewed. I grow tired of it in my house. Usually my iPad is nearer :-)
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  • Aug 5, 2020

    By D.S.P. Webb
    I REALLY REALLY REALLY wish that Microsoft Authenticator had a browser extension for Chrome and Edge (Like Authy) so that I could approve 2FA in my browser without having to check my phone each time. I have so many accounts that use 2FA, it is a pain in the butt to keep picking my phone up just to click approve every time I log into something. Add that to this application and it's 5 stars easily.
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  • Watch app is not up to park with Phone app Jun 28, 2019

    By ItsTheArsonist
    I don't believe I've ever been able to get the Authenticator app to work properly with push notifications on the Apple Watch. I get the notification on the Watch just fine. I approve it, select the correct number shown on the screen, then it thinks for a second and says "Something went wrong." I pull out my phone and perform the same steps and it works great, Face ID and all that goodness on the phone. This issue has persisted two different phones, multiple app updates, and different IOS builds. Not sure if MS will ever fix it but I'll hold out hope for them to fix the otherwise great service.
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  • Jul 19, 2020

    By Sonya Green-Adamson
    The only reason I gave it 4 stars is bc it isn't consistent. I don't always get the prompt that it's working so in the past I have reset my password when it wasn't necessary. However, that's more likely to be operator error than the fault of the developers. It's a good security app, easy to use, pretty straight forward. I like it. I'd recommend it.
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  • Could we get codes on the watch? Apr 10, 2020

    By Jacob~-
    Microsoft Authenticator is an amazing app, works perfectly for me and I love how I can use passwordless sign-in for my Microsoft account. Super convenient with an Apple Watch. One thing I wish was added though is the ability to generate 2FA codes with the Apple Watch app. I know some other 2FA apps can do this so I’d love it if it would be added to MS Auth. That would make this app a 5/5. Also, to the person who is upset that codes are now hidden by default: you can change that. Tap the three lines in the top left and then just tap “Show codes”. Voila. Codes are back.
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  • Jul 21, 2020

    By Valerie Borgstrom
    I'm in the process of reloading this app and trying to re-sync my phone and PC because after a so-called update in June, the app would not refresh and work between the two devices. When the app was operational prior to the patch it was great. If I am able to synchronize the devices and the app becomes functional again, I will upgrade my rating.
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  • Solid. But needs spit-polish May 26, 2018

    By CyberData4
    The core functionality of the app is rock solid. It works. Every time. Not one crash. But my problem is all this time I see no spit polish with some nice to have features. Example 1: Now, this is petty. Tom Petty. But for accounts that don't automatically pull in an avatar image ID like the option to set it myself. When I click edit I should be able to click each image and set it from photos. Example 2: For an app that provides security why can't I set a password or touched for opening the app? Like everything else I can enable this with the understanding that it's my responsibility to secure said password to access my app. This way no one can snatched my phone when it's on but unlocked at my desk and I'm in the restroom. It's the little quality of life things that are missing that could really set this app apart from the competition. That being said I trust MS with my data more than Google so I'll keep this. Good job. But please consider these changes.
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  • Aug 1, 2020

    By Trudy Conway
    Google's app works with accounts where this one won't & both give codes in the same format. Makes me wonder d this one doesn't just have some kind of a bug??? Had to reinstall after phone problems. Now I can't use to authenticate for PayPal. The number sequences are too long. Forgot how I initially set this up. All I can do is add my Microsoft account. Going to try a different app .
    more
  • Wanted it to work but... Dec 22, 2019

    By SherRoberts
    I set it up on my iPhone, and wanted to be able to also use on my iPad. I could find no instructions on how to pull my info that I entered on the iPhone into the app on the iPad. There is no recovery option on my iPad app, only the iPhone app. There should be a way and I am sure there is, it is just not answered in any FAQ I saw. Most apps when you set them up on multiple devices you use and sign in, all your stored info is there. Not here and once something gets this complicated I lose interest. So I will try other apps to see if any work across all my devices. I should not have to have separate accounts or re set up all my accounts each time I go to another device.
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  • 6.4.1+ Interface Bloat Apr 8, 2020

    By Whoopmeister
    This app was great until 6.4.1 at which time they decided to hide the main feature (the login keys) behind each respective account. So now instead of quickly opening the app ti grab your key you need to drill into each account. For those people that access multiple keys each time this becomes needlessly cumbersome. This feels like change for the sake of change without any forethought into how this will impact user workflow. In other words, it feels like a team of developers trying to justify their existence by running out of things to do. Come on Microsoft, seriously? When something just works why can’t you just leave well enough alone? I get that you wanted to add all the other functionality and it is useful in certain scenarios, but at least give users the option of what screen the app opens up to so we can have the old view where we see all account keys in one view.
    more
  • NEED DEVELOPER RESPONSE - Locked of all accounts Sep 22, 2019

    By JHesidenz
    After upgrading to a new iPhone today, I restored everything from a backup earlier in the day. After installing everything I begin to login to several different accounts like discord, Twitter etc. I didn’t get very far until I got the request to confirm my identity via my Authenticator app. I opened my app to find NOTHING. All of my accounts were gone. I click “begin backup” and get the message that I don’t have a backup on my iCloud account, the same one I had been using for years. I’m completely at a loss. I’ve been frantically trying to contact support from Azure to Microsoft and haven’t found anyone who can or would be willing to help me. I have no idea what to do - this is an atrocious, horrific flaw with this app and I would never have downloaded it if I knew this could possibly happen. I desperately need someone to reach out to me to help correct this issue.
    more
  • Aug 7, 2020

    By Naman Bhan
    Repair your application !!!!! Whenever I try using login via mobile authenticator, I approve of the number but I'm asked to put on my lockscreen passcode again and again repeatedly for the same particular authentication, until eventually I run out of time and hence I am forced down to write my entire microsoft password on the my other devices. If this is the single most important task that the app can't perform then I wonder what was the purpose of making such an application.
    more
  • Jul 21, 2020

    By Bill Wehadababyitsaboy
    I had to update my phone recently and once that happened, Authenticator updated as well and I lost all my accounts! Now when I go to add accounts like usual, it asks for an account name and a secret key?! What the hell is this now!? I used to be able to just add my account and it would be linked! Why did this change?!
    more
  • Personally invasive Aug 3, 2020

    By CognitiveDissonance
    We are now being forced to install invasive applications on our personal devices, for access to mandatory company email, etc. This is crossing a line. Unless a mobile device is a company asset, we should not be manipulated into a position to either install it, or be unable to do our jobs. Which then quite possibly becomes, no job... Now of course Microsoft doesn’t create the company mandates of their clientele. What they have done is, create, market and sell an idea and application in the ever evolving game of data collection for cash. I once was a huge supporter of Microsoft’s innovation, intelligence and foresight. Now they have decided to follow Zuckerberg down into the sewers and become an entity that as always earns profits... but now at the sacrifice of the dignity and respect of its former self.
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