Two-Factor Authentication

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

Google Authenticator app icon

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.

How to set up Twitter two-factor authentication

Twitter two-factor authentication

It is highly recommended you enable two-factor authentication (2FA) to secure your Twitter account and prevent anyone from getting access to it. This extra level of protection will ensure any intruder can't log in to your Twitter account even if they happen to know your password!

2FA requires you to enter your correct password (which is something you know) and then verify using a secondary means of proving your identity with something you have, like a changing code from the authenticator app.

Follow along as we show you how to set up Twitter two-factor authentication without using your phone number.