I added another link so I could use this for a game I play and it worked great. Just by tapping your watch, you can approve a notification sent to the app to authenticate your login. Does anyone know how to fix this? In those instances, you can go to the to log in. Confirm that your Microsoft account is listed in the app and then tap the Set Up button. The reason I want to do this is so if my phone dies or gets stolen I can get a new one and restore it so I won't be locked out of my accounts. Apps and app developers determine what info their app includes in an iTunes or iCloud backup. You can also use the to offer suggestions, ask questions, and talk with our support team and other fans of account security.
None of the above worked for me to resolve the same problem. Now, your Microsoft Authenticator app will keep your account credentials, so you won't get locked out of your accounts when you move to a new device. This is perhaps the same issue as having your. These notifications give you a powerful tool to understand and keep control of your account. If you don't see an answer to your question, go to the. After a quick Bluetooth sync, use this app to unlock your Windows 10 computer at work. Make sure the authenticator app is still open on your phone.
If you want to try this feature before it's available to the general public, to become a beta tester. For your Microsoft account: Go to and sit on that page while your phone resets. If your organization lets you choose a different method besides the authenticator app, you can select the I want to set up a different method link. It uses two different forms of identity: your password, and a contact method. Additionally, because the app stops running as soon as you close it, it won't drain your battery.
If you still have questions, welcome to post back here. If you're prompted to set this up immediately after you sign in to your work or school account, see the detailed steps in the article. This permission is required for sending notifications to verify your identity. In this article You can follow these steps to add your two-factor verification and password reset methods. Choose Android as the new phone and follow the usual instructions to setup Authenticator with your Google account. Why is my account tile gray? If his phone is lost he goes into the service and disables the app.
Introducing the updated Microsoft Authenticator! What is the App Lock feature, and how does it help to keep me more secure? How can I have that Microsoft Authentication service from a. Authenticator apps, like Google Authenticator, run locally on your device and work even if your device doesn't have an Internet connection. Hello, I am wondering if it is possible to backup my accounts on my Microsoft Authenticator app. I see that there is an app that it is only available for smartphones. To keep your one-time passcodes, app information, and app settings more secure, you can turn on the App Lock feature in the Microsoft Authenticator app.
I wouldn't want to rely on each service's contingency plan, that sounds like it would be a nightmare if you needed to restore everything. In this article This article answers common questions about the Microsoft Authenticator app. If the app is closed, I don't get notifications. As always, we would love to receive any feedback or suggestions you have. The Microsoft Authenticator app only supports using Microsoft personal or school or work accounts with push notifications on the Apple Watch companion app. To learn more, see our.
A message tells you that you can now approve notifications from your watch for your Microsoft account Figure D. Tap Get Started Figure B. Answer some security questions created by your administrator for your organization. Tap the X next to the account name. If you haven't set up or used the app on your phone, you'll have to do that before you can continue.
For step-by-step instructions about how to verify your identity with a phone number, see. Note If some of these options are missing, it's most likely because your organization doesn't allow those methods. After you sign up, you can try to reproduce your crash so your crash logs are automatically sent to us for investigation. Make sure you have your phone number registered with all three companies. This is a standard gotcha with these authenticatior apps.