Microsoft Authenticator App: Download & Install

An authenticator app will make phishing attacks things of a past

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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  • You can get the Microsoft Authenticator app for Android and iOS devices.
  • The app can also work as a password manager if you add your Microsoft account.
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Two-factor authentication will protect your accounts from unauthorized access and enhance your security, so today we’ll show you how to download the Microsoft Authenticator app.

The app is incredibly simple to set up and use, so be sure to keep reading to learn how to protect all your online accounts with an additional layer of security.

Benefits of using the authenticator app

  • Enhanced security since all login attempts require a unique code generated by the app on your phone.
  • Offline support that allows you to generate codes even when offline.
  • Additional protection against phishing attacks.

How do I download & install the Microsoft Authenticator app?

Where to download the app?

The app is available for both Android and iOS platforms, and you can download it from the following locations:

Installation process for Android device

  1. Open the Microsoft Authenticator download link.
  2. Tap on Install.
  3. Wait while the app is being downloaded and installed.

Installation process for iOS device

  1. Locate Microsoft Authenticator on the App Store.
  2. Tap Get and then Install.
  3. Wait while the app is installed in the background.

Step-by-step guide to set up login with Microsoft Authenticator app

  1. Open the service that you want to use with Microsoft Authenticator. Go to its security settings and look for the authenticator option. You should now see a QR code on your screen.
  2. Start the app on your mobile device, tap on Accept, and then Continue.
  3. Tap on Sign in with Microsoft if you want to sync your data online and enter your username and password.
  4. Next, tap on Add account.
  5. Choose what type of account you want to add.
  6. Scan the QR code and approve the login request.

Features of the Microsoft Authenticator app

  • Generation of one-time passwords and two-factor authentication.
  • Cloud support that allows you to easily transfer saved data and configuration.
  • Support for verified IDs.
  • Can work as a password manager and store your passwords and payment details.

If you’re not using two-factor authentication, you should download the Microsoft Authenticator app and protect all your important online accounts. Do keep in mind that a few users reported issues with the wrong code in Microsoft Authenticator, but that can be easily resolved.

To secure your PC and online accounts even further, be sure to read about Windows 11 multi-factor authentication. Sadly, Microsoft Authenticator for Windows 11 or 10 isn’t available, and you can’t download it for Mac either.

Have you ever used Microsoft Authenticator? Share your experiences with us in the comments section!

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