Google Authenticator generates 2-Step Verification codes on your phone.
2-Step Verification provides stronger security for your Google Account by requiring a second step of verification when you sign in. In addition to your password, you’ll also need a code generated by the Google Authenticator app on your phone.
Learn more about 2-Step Verification: https://g.co/2step
Features: * Generate verification codes without a data connection * Google Authenticator works with many providers & accounts * Dark theme available * Automatic setup via QR code * Transfer accounts between devices via QR code
Permission notice: Camera: Needed to add accounts using QR codes
What's new in version 5.10
* Added the ability to transfer accounts to a different device, e.g. when switching phones * Refreshed the look and feel of the app
How to install Google Authenticator APK on Android phone or tablet?
Download Google Authenticator APK file from ApkClean, then follow these steps:
Update Phone Settings
Go to your phone Settings page
Tap Security or Applications (varies with device)
Check the Unknown Sources box
Confirm with OK
Go to Downloads
Open Downloads on your device by going to My Files or Files
Tap the APK file you downloaded (com.google.android.apps.authenticator2-v5.10.apk)
Tap Install when prompted, the APK file you downloaded will be installed on your device.
A: Just like Windows (PC) systems use an .exe file for installing software, Android does the same. An APK file is the file format used for installing software on the Android operating system.
Q: If I install an APK from this website, will I be able to update the app from the Play Store?
A: Yes, absolutely. The Play Store installs APKs it downloads from Google's servers, and sideloading from a site like ApkClean.net goes through a very similar process, except you're the one performing the downloading and initiating the installation (sideloading). As soon as the Play Store finds a version of the app newer than the one you've sideloaded, it will commence an update.
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A: Whenever someone wants to download an APK file from ApkClean.net, we'll check the corresponding APK file on Google Play and allow user download it directly (of course, we'll cache it on our server). If the APK file does not exist on Google Play, we'll search it in our cache.
Q: What are Android App permissions?
A: Apps require access to certain systems within your device. When you install an application, you are notified of all of the permissions required to run that application.
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1 ★I appreciate it's probably for security reasons but making it impossible to recover an account from a phone that had to be factory reset is crazy and has messed with my access to the accounts I use authenticator with. Not the first time I've had similar issues but you seem to have made a difficult to achieve process now impossible. Absolute nightmare.
2 ★The camera is not working on this for me, even reinstalled it, but that's not a good idea. I only had one account connected to it, so not hard to remove two factor, but I really thought that Google would have a way of prompting me to reconnect. but I get why that's not kept either If this stops working or you lose access to your phone you may not be able to access any account that used this.
2 ★Google Authenticator team, Please fix the defect that Google Authenticator no longer works in Wear OS. Using 2 factor security was accurate and simple when this worked on my watch running Wear OS. I am now looking for alternatives to replace Google Authenticator because it seems like Wear OS customers are being ignored. ALL, Google Authenticator works properly on my phone and used to work great on my Wear OS watch but support was dropped with zero notice and no reply to restoration requests
1 ★Transferred devices and failed to think that for some reason I wouldn't be able to just log into Google Authenticator with a username and password. Now I have to reset every account I have with an authenticator app, assuming I can even get into them. I wish I used a different service.
1 ★Absolutely useless. Not worth the hassle. Locked me out of every account connected to it as apparently the codes were "wrong". Google does nothing to help assist with these issues and you're just left having to remake accounts for everything you used it on. The amount of stress this causes is unbelievable. Please do not download and use this.
1 ★Don't bother using this app, especially if you plan on getting a new phone at all. I'm locked out of accounts because none of my codes on the app. I've just recently updated my phone and I needed to log into an app but there were no codes or accounts even showing up when I opened the authenticator. I'm having to contact multiple sources and hope I can get my accounts back. NEVER AGAIN.
5 ★All these negative reviews are just dumb. What did they think multi-factor authentication means? If the codes for 2FA can be accessed with password, then that means it's not two factor authentication, it's just 1 factor (the password). In fact, I am glad Google doesn't push it to the cloud. The app itself is good enough and gets the job done. I do agree that it will be useful to have more ways to import/export than qr codes. Perhaps an option to store in sdcard for some expiring time?
1 ★CAUTION:: I have to use this to log into an important business system. I can switch phones when I get a new one - but only if I can log-into the system to authenticate the new phone's app. So *** you need the authenticator to change the authenticator ** - meaning if you loose your phone, you are pooched. I changed phones - thus I used the old phone to get in, changed to the new phone's app and all OK. Now - imagine if I had lost my phone and could not access the system to update - unrecoverable! Good idea but with no way to remotely reset - stay away - OR, install second copy somehow on a phone or device you can NOT loose - EVER. It's all getting just a little too complicated to be honest - I miss the old days.
2 ★Don't use this app if your phone screen is defective. My phone fell down a set of stairs and now 1/3 of my screen is defective. Well thats were the problems start. To export my accounts to my new phone I need to scan a QR code with aforementioned new phone which is not possible because I can't completely capture the code. Now there is as far as I know no other way to export my accounts. If this app implemented another way to export accounts to a new phone I could rate it higher. In the way exporting accounts currently works this app is basically useless if your old phone gets lost or is defective in any other way. They really need to implement a clear way to recover access to this app or at least make it more obvious if there is a way besides scanning a new QR code.
1 ★I was looking forward to the big update. I tried exporting my accounts only to get an error "Cannot interpret QR code". Dark mode is not available during export/import. Deleting the caption of the OTP leaves empty brackets next to it instead of removing them. Did anyone even test this? Why can't I export the secrets to a file - how can I use this when I want to recover codes on the same device after a factory reset?
1 ★This is the most useless app of all time. A disaster. The app cam make you losse setting important to your life. I am typing this with pain which the app has caused me. I use it as security for some important app den I had to wipe my phone. I can't believe this app doesn't save data for all the app have used it for. Very useless nonsense
1 ★F****** awful. Be EXTREMELY careful when you set up an important account with this trash, or better yet, Don't. I lost 3 years of progress and information because my last phone stopped working with no warning. Even if i COULD use the "transfer" option, it wouldnt work, because my backup phone's regular camera doesn't work!! If i had the option to use the selfie camera or the wide angle camera, that would work. But even then, I still have no possible way of getting into my accounts. F you, Google