Two-Factor Authentication

How to transfer Google Authenticator 2FA codes from one iPhone to another

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When you upgrade to a new iPhone, it can be a big hassle to go to the security section of each service and configure two-factor authentication again. Thankfully, Google Authenticator lets you move your accounts from your old iPhone to the new one effortlessly. This ensures all or just the selected 2FA codes for the services you have added like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, and more are transferred from one device to another.

So, if you just got the new iPhone 13 or any other model, check out how to export your two-factor authentication codes inside the Google Authenticator app from your old iPhone and import them to the new one.

This tweak automatically deletes 2FA and Short Code messages after a user-set amount of time

More and more frequently, iPhone and iPad users are being pushed by Apple or third parties to take advantage of two-factor authentication or text-messaged short codes to confirm their identity when logging in to apps and services.

These messages can add up over time, especially if you use many apps and services that you log in or out of frequently, resulting in excessive conversation buildup in the Messages app.

What to do if you use two-factor authentication and can’t sign in or reset your password

In today's day and age, there are chances that your various passwords can be compromised. This can happen even if you have taken just about every precaution possible.

One of the most prevalent and popular precautions has been the introduction of two-factor authentication (2FA). For the unaware, 2FA requires a second input from the user whenever signing into your account.

Thankfully, Apple has joined the movement in recent years in an effort to keep Apple ID's protected. However, there are sometimes where you forget your password, don't have your device handy, and are locked out.

We are going to take a look at what you can do in the event that you are locked out and can’t sign in or reset your Apple ID password.