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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 389K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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

4.7
388.7K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    81%
  2. 4
    13%
  3. 3
    3%
  4. 2
    1%
  5. 1
    2%
  • 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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  • Oct 8, 2020

    By Jamie Chapman
    as an IT company that services other businesses we are loving the experiences that Microsoft is putting forth with their backend for multi-factor authentication on azure active directory. It has been outstanding. There are still a few things that we are hoping to see in upcoming product releases, such as forced MFA on Windows 10 login, but we know that it is an active endeavor and that Microsoft is improving the product all the time.
    more
  • Oct 18, 2020

    By Ashish Kumar Jha
    1. It doesn't automatically backup whenever a new account is added to the Authenticator app. To Backup the new account we have to delete the old backup and again take the complete backup instead it should automatically backup whenever a new account is added. 2. There should be an option to see the TOTP Authentication Token/Key for the account, So, user can copy that and store securely in any Passwords manger. Now if in future if due to some reason Microsoft Authenticator backup is lost, User can again add the account using Authenticator Token without any hassle or getting locked out of any account.
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  • Great But Apr 29, 2018

    By Dookie 2x
    Love it for how it works as a remote Authenticator for OneDrive & Outlook, and especially for work to authenticate with TouchID when logging in to work resources. BUT - really frustrated by how you lose 2 factor or step linkage to services when you have to restore your iPhone (either from having to erase or moving to a new iPhone) and now I’ve lost login access to some services I used it with for 2 factor. One in particular doesn’t even offer email temporary recovery so I have to completely wipe my settings and information to re-establish access.
    more
  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Bryant Hughes
    As far as Authenticator Apps go, I would say this one is the most liked by myself and fellow Windows 10/Microsoft account users. I personally use this app often with my Win 10 PC to approve my Microsoft account's and 5 other account's 2-Step Verification protection (which I have enabled on any account with the option availble.) As I am constantly using this app I can say that it is a very quick, easy, and a secure way to complete the 2-Step Verification protocols for enabled accounts.
    more
  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Scotty Kyzer-McHenry
    The app now requires a password in order to approve a two factor authentication request. So now I need to unlock my phone, authenticate the app, to approve the request - on top of the thing I'm actually trying to do. Crappy update from a usability perspective. Used to be able to just tap approve on my watch.
    more
  • Permalocked Account? May 28, 2020

    By Forever Denied
    I’ve been using this successfully for several months after my company required it. A few weeks ago, on a Saturday, I received an authentification alert on my phone. I wasn’t working and wasn’t trying to log in so I thought, “oh no! Is someone trying to hack my account!? I’m glad I have this handy app that will let me deny the request and block them! Ha take that hacker!” The next time I tried to check email in Outlook, Authenticator immediately said that I denied the request, even though it never gave me the option. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling this app and Outlook, called my company help desk, tried the Microsoft Support option, so far, no one has been able to fix it. So, from my experience, if you block unauthorized access to your account, which is the sole purpose of this app, your account will be permalocked and will be very difficult or (so far for me) impossible to unlock. I can still access my work account through my laptop, I’m just locked out of the Authenticator app and thus Outlook, on my phone.
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  • Oct 18, 2020

    By Chris Herringe
    Solid 3 stars. It does exactly what it says without fail ever... and nothing else. No customisable icons, no one touch sign in, rolling counters use their own sync not the provider's etc Update: minus another star for asking for a review even though I already have. Don't pester your users. You are better than this
    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.
    more
  • Oct 18, 2020

    By D XYZ
    Try breaking your phone - try getting a new phone from a carrier that requires a one time pin to your phone that you broke, before they will issue you a new phone, while you're at the carrier store where you cant vpn to get an email authentication - presuming you set that up. Try having two separate accounts - which work fine - once - but once your phone breaks - the only one that works is the one you install first. This has been a nightmare. Now it requires yet another plugin because, well, microsoft apps arent already using so much space, nor mining enough information. Go Okta. Its much more user friendly for those who's phone breaks, gets itself lost or drowns.
    more

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  • 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
  • Oct 8, 2020

    By Jamie Chapman
    as an IT company that services other businesses we are loving the experiences that Microsoft is putting forth with their backend for multi-factor authentication on azure active directory. It has been outstanding. There are still a few things that we are hoping to see in upcoming product releases, such as forced MFA on Windows 10 login, but we know that it is an active endeavor and that Microsoft is improving the product all the time.
    more
  • Great But Apr 29, 2018

    By Dookie 2x
    Love it for how it works as a remote Authenticator for OneDrive & Outlook, and especially for work to authenticate with TouchID when logging in to work resources. BUT - really frustrated by how you lose 2 factor or step linkage to services when you have to restore your iPhone (either from having to erase or moving to a new iPhone) and now I’ve lost login access to some services I used it with for 2 factor. One in particular doesn’t even offer email temporary recovery so I have to completely wipe my settings and information to re-establish access.
    more
  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Bryant Hughes
    As far as Authenticator Apps go, I would say this one is the most liked by myself and fellow Windows 10/Microsoft account users. I personally use this app often with my Win 10 PC to approve my Microsoft account's and 5 other account's 2-Step Verification protection (which I have enabled on any account with the option availble.) As I am constantly using this app I can say that it is a very quick, easy, and a secure way to complete the 2-Step Verification protocols for enabled accounts.
    more
  • Convenience without compromising security Nov 4, 2019

    By jasperum
    Microsoft Authenticator is the best MFA app. Since I use my Microsoft account all the time, having a second factor in authenticating gives me assurance & security. And the way it’s implemented is perfect—it sends me a notification, I select a number that matches with the browser, and scan my fingerprint (Touch ID). Amazing! And I can also add 2FA codes of other apps/sites such as Google & Facebook. The app also has iCloud backup & app lock with a passcode & biometrics.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Wendell Mcbride
    Generally good but could be more secure. The app should show many more numbers for possible selection. Currently I'm given the choice of three numbers so I have a 33% chance of guessing correctly. Why not show me 15 numbers?
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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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  • Wonderful app, but two things could be improved Mar 14, 2020

    By 🐸 (Frog)
    Let me start by saying this app works perfectly, the interface is nice, and it is responsive to sign-in requests. I really like the ability to lock the app with Touch ID, but I would like it even better if the iPhone passcode couldn’t be used to unlock after a failed Touch ID attempt. Also, I would really like the ability to disable password sign-in to my Microsoft account on new devices after setting up Authenticator. Other than that, this app is great!
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  • Oct 18, 2020

    By Ashish Kumar Jha
    1. It doesn't automatically backup whenever a new account is added to the Authenticator app. To Backup the new account we have to delete the old backup and again take the complete backup instead it should automatically backup whenever a new account is added. 2. There should be an option to see the TOTP Authentication Token/Key for the account, So, user can copy that and store securely in any Passwords manger. Now if in future if due to some reason Microsoft Authenticator backup is lost, User can again add the account using Authenticator Token without any hassle or getting locked out of any account.
    more
  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Salil Shivalkar
    Authenticator has its real best towards security. Easy approve request option with fingerprint enabled adds more ease. But since some time now, if the app is left active in the background and your phone gets lock there is a big irritating issue. The lock screen of the app which asks pattern or fingerprint remains responseless all time to the front hanged. It never allows any clicks and you could only restart phone to get rid of it. Please solve this. Very core need. Nokia3.1Plus Android10
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  • Oct 18, 2020

    By Chris Herringe
    Solid 3 stars. It does exactly what it says without fail ever... and nothing else. No customisable icons, no one touch sign in, rolling counters use their own sync not the provider's etc Update: minus another star for asking for a review even though I already have. Don't pester your users. You are better than this
    more
  • Oct 15, 2020

    By nico
    This is terrible, the extra lock on top of my phone lock, then on top of my password. It takes me on a good day three to four times to access my secure server. Switch it off! 2 stars for prompt response, rather than publishing a no reply email on Google, perhaps you can let me have a contact email as I can't see this option.
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  • 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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  • Great app, but missing a key feature. Aug 26, 2020

    By MoZe89
    I absolutely love the app but as someone who has NUMEROUS accounts(I’m talking 20+) accounts with two factor authentication, having an outline of a human next to every single one of my accounts except Google and Facebook and Twitter is unacceptable. I have three Outlook accounts and not even those accounts have the Microsoft logo next to them and it is a Microsoft service! I really love this app and really hope to use it again when Microsoft catches up to Authy who has a logo for every single one of my accounts. It makes sorting and finding accounts a million times easier. Adding logos of companies would make this a 5/5 for me. Until then, I’m switching over to Authy.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Scotty Kyzer-McHenry
    The app now requires a password in order to approve a two factor authentication request. So now I need to unlock my phone, authenticate the app, to approve the request - on top of the thing I'm actually trying to do. Crappy update from a usability perspective. Used to be able to just tap approve on my watch.
    more
  • Permalocked Account? May 28, 2020

    By Forever Denied
    I’ve been using this successfully for several months after my company required it. A few weeks ago, on a Saturday, I received an authentification alert on my phone. I wasn’t working and wasn’t trying to log in so I thought, “oh no! Is someone trying to hack my account!? I’m glad I have this handy app that will let me deny the request and block them! Ha take that hacker!” The next time I tried to check email in Outlook, Authenticator immediately said that I denied the request, even though it never gave me the option. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling this app and Outlook, called my company help desk, tried the Microsoft Support option, so far, no one has been able to fix it. So, from my experience, if you block unauthorized access to your account, which is the sole purpose of this app, your account will be permalocked and will be very difficult or (so far for me) impossible to unlock. I can still access my work account through my laptop, I’m just locked out of the Authenticator app and thus Outlook, on my phone.
    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.
    more
  • Oct 18, 2020

    By D XYZ
    Try breaking your phone - try getting a new phone from a carrier that requires a one time pin to your phone that you broke, before they will issue you a new phone, while you're at the carrier store where you cant vpn to get an email authentication - presuming you set that up. Try having two separate accounts - which work fine - once - but once your phone breaks - the only one that works is the one you install first. This has been a nightmare. Now it requires yet another plugin because, well, microsoft apps arent already using so much space, nor mining enough information. Go Okta. Its much more user friendly for those who's phone breaks, gets itself lost or drowns.
    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.
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