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How to Use the Microsoft Authenticator App

Add 2FA to Microsoft 365, including Outlook, Word and Excel

need to know

  • In your Microsoft account, go to: to update > To discover > have it nowdownload the app, select Next > Scan the QR code > To letscan the code.
  • To login with Authenticator, log in to your account, confirm the login and enter the code generated by the app.

This article explains how to use the Microsoft Authenticator app to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) on Android and iOS devices.

How to configure Microsoft Authenticator

You can use it on an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11 or later, an Apple Watch with watchOS 4 or later, and Android smartphones with at least 8.0 Oreo.

To set up the Authenticator, you need a computer and an Android or iOS device. You also need your Microsoft account username and password. If you do not have a Microsoft account, you must first create one.

Go to account.microsoft.com/account. If you have a Microsoft account, sign in. Otherwise, click Create a Microsoft account, Follow the onscreen instructions and sign in.

You will come to your profile page.

Configuring Microsoft Authenticator.

Scroll down and click to update In the security block.

Configuring Microsoft Authenticator.

click To discover under More security options. (You may need to log in again.)

Configuring Microsoft Authenticator.

On the next screen, click have it now.

Configuring Microsoft Authenticator.

click Google Play or app store Press the button to download the application. After the application is installed on your device, return to this page and Next.

Configuring Microsoft Authenticator.

Open the Microsoft Authenticator app and tap . CHECK QR CODE. You may receive a notification asking you to allow the Authenticator to take photos and videos. To touch To let.

Configuring Microsoft Authenticator.

After scanning the QR code, click it. Completed on your computer.

Configuring Microsoft Authenticator.

On your phone, click I UNDERSTAND below the welcome message. You will see your Microsoft account in the app.

A notification will be sent to the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device to test your account.

Confirm the alert in the Microsoft Authenticator app and Next.

The Microsoft Authenticator app is now designated as the default method for verifying your identity when using two-step verification or password reset.

How to use Microsoft Authenticator to sign in

After installation, you will receive a notification on your smartphone when you sign in to a Microsoft account. When you sign in to a non-Microsoft account, you will be prompted for a 6-digit code. The application constantly generates these codes. See how to sign in with Microsoft Authenticator.

Go to your account page and enter your username and password.

You will receive a notification for Microsoft accounts. Tap on it to confirm.

For other accounts, you need to enter a code generated by the app. If you don’t see a code, tap the down arrow to the right of the account, and then show code.

Set up Microsoft Authenticator on a third-party account

To set up Microsoft Authenticator on a third-party account like Facebook or Google, you need to generate a code in that account’s settings. Connecting the Microsoft Authenticator app to your Facebook account is easy.

Visit Facebook.com and log in.

In the menu bar at the top of Facebook, click the button. down arrow in the upper right corner select and Settings and privacy.

Configuring Microsoft Authenticator on Facebook.

choose Definitions.

Configuring Microsoft Authenticator on Facebook.

click Security and login in the left panel.

Configuring Microsoft Authenticator on Facebook.

click to edit beside Use two factor authentication. Re-enter your password if prompted.

Configuring Microsoft Authenticator on Facebook.

click Use an authentication app.

Configuring Microsoft Authenticator on Facebook.

hungry Microsoft Authenticator application.

tap on three dot menu.

To touch add account.

To touch Other account.

Adding Facebook Account to Microsoft Authenticator.

Scan the QR code that Facebook generated.

To touch To continue.

Return to the application.

Tap the 6-digit code generated by the app. If you can’t see it, tap . down arrow Tap next to the account and show code.

To touch Completed in the confirmation message.

What is Microsoft Authenticator?

Like Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator lets you use two-factor authentication without repeatedly receiving text messages. When you sign in to a Microsoft account, the Authenticator can provide a code or notification for your confirmation. The app also works with non-Microsoft accounts via the code generator and is available for Android and iOS.

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How to Use the Microsoft Authenticator App

Add 2FA to Microsoft 365 including Outlook, Word, and Excel

What to Know
From your Microsoft account, go to Update > Explore > Get it now, download app, select Next > Scan QR Code > Allow, scan the code.
To sign in with Authenticator, log in to your account, approve the login, and input the code generated by the app.

This article explains how to use the Microsoft Authenticator app to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) on Android and iOS devices.

How to Set Up Microsoft Authenticator
You can use it on an iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 or higher, an Apple Watch running watchOS 4 or higher, and Android smartphones running at least 8.0 Oreo.

To set up the Authenticator, you need a computer and an Android or iOS device. You also need the username and password for your Microsoft account. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, you need to create one first.

Go to account.microsoft.com/account. If you have a Microsoft account, sign in. Otherwise, click Create a Microsoft account, follow the on-screen instructions, and sign in.

You’ll land on your profile page.

Scroll down and click Update in the Security block.

Click Explore under More security options. (You might need to sign in again.)

On the next screen, click Get it now.

Click the Google Play or App Store button to download the app. Once the app is installed on your device, come back to this page and click Next.

Open the Microsoft Authenticator app and tap SCAN QR CODE. You might get a notification asking you to allow Authenticator to take pictures and record video. Tap Allow.

After you scan the QR code, click Done on your computer.

On your phone, click GOT IT under the welcome message. You’ll see your Microsoft account in the app.

A notification is sent to the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device to test your account.

Approve the alert in the Microsoft Authenticator app, then select Next.

The Microsoft Authenticator app is now assigned as the default method to verify your identity when using a two-step verification or password reset.
How to Use Microsoft Authenticator to Sign In

Once set up, when you sign into a Microsoft account, you’ll get a notification on your smartphone. When you sign into a non-Microsoft account, you’ll be asked for a 6-digit code. The app continuously generates these codes. Here’s how to sign in with Microsoft Authenticator.

Go to your account page and enter your username and password.

For Microsoft accounts, you’ll get a notification. Tap it to approve.

For other accounts, you need to input a code generated by the app. If you don’t see a code, tap the down arrow to the right of the account, then tap Show code.

Set up Microsoft Authenticator on a Third-Party Account

To set up Microsoft Authenticator on a third-party account like Facebook or Google, you need to generate a code in that account’s settings. Connecting the Microsoft Authenticator app to your Facebook account is easy.

Visit Facebook.com and sign in. 

On the menu bar at the top of Facebook, click the down arrow in the upper right, then select Settings & Privacy.

Select Settings.

Click Security and Login in the left panel.

Click Edit next to Use Two-factor Authentication. Enter your password again if prompted.

Click Use an Authenticator App.

Open the Microsoft Authenticator app.

Tap the three-dot menu.

Tap Add account.

Tap Other account.

Scan the QR code that Facebook generated.

Tap Continue.

Go back to the app.

Tap the 6-digit code generated by the app. If you don’t see it, tap the down arrow next to the account, then tap Show code.

Tap Done on the confirmation message.

What is Microsoft Authenticator?

Like the Google Authenticator, the Microsoft Authenticator enables you to use two-factor verification without repeatedly receiving text messages. When you sign in to a Microsoft account, the Authenticator can provide either a code or a notification for your approval. The app also works with non-Microsoft accounts via its code generator and is available for Android and iOS.

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