1. Dagolara's Avatar
    My 950 is on its last legs and will probably be sadly moving on soon and need some direction on how to proceed with the authenicator app I currently use on WM10. Assuming the device doesn't die before getting a new phone what is needed to make the new device handle my MS 2FA needs. Is it as simple as logging into the new device with the app and approving it from the old phone or is something else required/easier?
    08-16-2019 01:22 PM
  2. Tahir Malik's Avatar
    I'm not sure, it didn't work for me. I had to setup all the 2fa again.
    Unsless you have somewhere the unique strings available.
    08-16-2019 02:54 PM
  3. Dagolara's Avatar
    I'm not sure, it didn't work for me. I had to setup all the 2fa again.
    Unsless you have somewhere the unique strings available.
    By setup again do you mean killing 2FA from your account page and starting over on the new device? And I do have the 25 digit backup/recovery code handy as well.
    08-16-2019 03:10 PM
  4. Tahir Malik's Avatar
    Yes especially with Microsoft accounts you have to setup again, cause you'll be getting push notifications to you new device.
    That device will be registered in you Microsoft account.
    08-16-2019 03:13 PM
  5. Dagolara's Avatar
    Yes especially with Microsoft accounts you have to setup again, cause you'll be getting push notifications to you new device.
    That device will be registered in you Microsoft account.
    So before downloading the app on my new device, kill 2FA from my account page then download app, reenable and then open app?
    08-16-2019 03:23 PM

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