Really angry at this. So my phone needed to be reset. It was crashing every two seconds. I reset it. I imagined since it was a Google App that my accounts and authenticator was syncing to Google so if I reinstalled everything would be there including the programs I was using 2-step for. I reinstalled and all is gone and a couple of programs I used cannot be recovered and are asking me to create a new account. This is upsetting. Going back to 2-step with phone. Find that to be superior since if I lose my phone I will still be able to recover my account by transferring the number.
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.
* Improved look and feel for phones and tablets
* Integrated barcode scanner
* New dark theme option available
* Option to reorder list of accounts