If you want to enable Google Authenticator on multiple devices, enter the code into multiple devices before closing this window. Copy the backup data from the TitaniumBackup folder on your device to your computer.
You can then copy it to your new device and restore it later. Use the app to put adbd in insecure mode. Once adb is in insecure mode, you can connect your Android device to your computer and use the adb command setup instructions here to grab the Google Authenticator databases file and copy it to your computer:.
You can then use an sqlite editor to open the file and view its contents. Luckily, Google no longer resets your application-specific passwords — even if you disable and re-enable Google Authenticator, your application-specific passwords will remain valid.
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Windows Mac iPhone Android. Or, you may have misplaced your device and want to disable the service as a precautionary measure.
You may need to log in to your Google account to access the security settings. Click the pencil next to the Authenticator section.
A popup will ask you if you want to change phones or remove Authenticator from your account altogether. Switching which phone the Authenticator app is associated with will not invalidate any of your existing application-specific passwords, and does not require any backup codes to complete the transition.
It will, however, render the temporary codes on your old device invalid. Select the type of device you are moving to, and then scan the QR code using the Authenticator app on your new phone.
Finally, enter the authentication code that appears on the screen to verify the device. This is just like the log-in process when using two-step verification.
Before removing the authenticator from your original device, remember to move your other accounts that are using the app. This How To post was originally published on June 28, , and has been updated to include new information.
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