Did Google drop support for this? Where is the Move to a different device in authenticator? From what I saw it used to be there, but is not there any longer. I have a bunch of other applications/sites/etc that use 2FA that I have loaded in GA, but there is no way to move it from my old phone to my new phone. The Google support document "Using a new phone to receive 2-Step Verification codes" references "In the section for the Google Authenticator app, click Move to a different phone." which is missing. Change phone only adds Google, leaving all the other accounts on my old phone (and what if I didn't have my old phone?). Moving to a different phone including all of the other 2FA entries was there in the past but unfortunately no longer. Useless....
Backup problem. People think that the 2 factor authentication codes are linked to the Google account so when you sign in from another device all the 2 factor codes appear but that's not the case. One needs to be rooted to make a backup with titanium backup and restore to the new Android device in order to get the 2 factor codes on a new smart phone or tablet. I hope Google is working on a better way to move the codes to a new device. One can lock the app with an app locker application to prevent people from seeing the code
Now 5* after update Edit: with the option of dark mode, Google Authenticator goes back to five stars. Thanks for listening, developers! (Previous comment - "Got to agree with other commenters - the white background in the latest update is not good. Far too bright - if I want to use my screen as a lamp, then I'll do it with the profile screen I have set up for that purpose. Bring back the black background, if only as an option.")
Good app. Serves it's purpose of providing mfa. Codes are a nice fast 30 seconds ad apposed to 60 sec... my only gripe is when the code is nearing expiration it does not turn red. It does on all my peers iphones.. but not on my droid.
Let's say I have 2 devices, device A and device B. Currently, for the same account, the Authenticator app only allows one device to have the codes. But what if that device gets stolen while unlocked? The person would be able to use the Authenticator app on your device and gain access to your accounts. Please add a feature to easily have Authenticator work on different devices other than the one it's installed on.
The app itself is great, having the same issue others have had with changing phones. My old phone broke, and I got a replacement phone (still using the SIM card from my old phone) and I still can't link my accounts. I was able to re-connect my google account (because of the text option) but nothing else. If you are on the same google account, with the same phone number as before, you should be able to sync with the other accounts you had on the authenticator. I had 2-step verification with my bank account, and now I can't log in because it needs a code. But the only way for me to get codes in the app on the new phone is to re-add the bank account, which I can't do because I need to be logged in to my online banking in order to generate a barcode or key. I'm trapped!
* Improved look and feel for phones and tablets
* Integrated barcode scanner
* New dark theme option available
* Option to reorder list of accounts