If you have upgraded to a new iPhone from an old iPhone/Android device, then you have to take steps to make sure that Google Authenticator continues to work.
What is Goggle Authenticator?
Google Authenticator is an app and a service that provides the security benefits of two-step authentication without the risky text messages. If you rely on it, then you tend to use it every day or possibly even multiple times a day. If that is the case you need Authenticator to work with your new device.
If you have upgraded to an iPhone 13, from an old iPhone/Android phone, then there are steps you need to go through.
The good news is that this is now easier than before. Previously, a need could have arisen for you to go through the same steps several times.
Now if have the Google Authenticator app, you can use it to transfer all of your Google authentication codes to the new phone in a single process.
If you don’t already have Google Authenticator on your old iPhone, you can install it from the App Store. Afterward, go to your Google account online, sign in, then click on Security to start setting up 2-step Verification.
How to set up the new iPhone?
- Install Google Authenticator on the new iPhone
- On your old iPhone, open the Authenticator app
- Click on the ellipses button
- Select Export Accounts
- On the upcoming page, tap on Continue
- When prompted, allow the Authenticator app to use Face ID
- Pick one or more of the accounts listed on the page
- Tap on Export
- On your new iPhone, open the Authenticator app
- Use the app on the new iPhone to scan the QR code that appears on the old iPhone
- This will then set up your new iPhone to have all of the Google accounts you had.
You have one more choice, you can decide whether you want to keep the codes on that old one as well. When prompted to choose that or remove the codes, then you’re done. If you liked this article (or if it helped at all), leave a comment below or share it with friends, so they can also know How can you move Google Authenticator to your new iPhone?