Getting a New Phone? Google/Microsoft Authenticator? Read this first.

transfer google authenticator to new phone

Before you setup your shiny new smartphone and give away/scrap the old one, there is something you need to consider. Two things in fact.

2FA, 2-Factor-Authentication especially if you use Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator (who call it MFA or Multi-Factor-Authentication) to securely login to your accounts.

Google Authenticator and Microsoft Authenticator apps do not automatically transfer the sites that you use to securely login to banking, mail and other secure sites.

There is a procedure to go through and it is not that straight forward and they all involve backing up and recovering the information BEFORE turning off your old phone.

Google Authenticator

google authenticator

For Phones

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1066447?hl=en

For iPhones

https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/09/20/how-to-move-google-authenticator-to-your-new-iphone

 

Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-au/azure/active-directory/user-help/user-help-auth-app-backup-recovery

 

If you cannot work it out yourself and you need some guidance, contact us a helpdesk@itguyswa.com.au and make an appoitment to come in with both your new and old phone and we can walk you through it.

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