Google Authenticator for pc and mac

Google Authenticator for Pc

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1. Google Authenticator works with 2-Step Verification for your Google Account to provide an additional layer of security when signing in.

2. To use Google Authenticator, you need to enable 2-Step Verification on your Google Account.

3. With 2-Step Verification, signing into your account will require both your password and a verification code you can generate with this app.



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Download and install Google Authenticator on your Laptop or Desktop computer




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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:

Select your PC version:

  1. Windows 7-10
  2. Windows 11

If you want to install and use the Google Authenticator app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:


Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App >> . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >>


Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.


Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Google Authenticator in the search bar and press Search. Click on Google Authenticatorapplication icon. A window of Google Authenticator on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.


Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use Google Authenticator for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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How to download and install Google Authenticator on Windows 11

To use mobile apps on your Windows 11, you need to install the Amazon Appstore. Once it's set up, you'll be able to browse and install mobile apps from a curated catalogue. If you want to run android apps on your Windows 11, this guide is for you.


Steps to setup your pc and download Google Authenticator app on Windows 11:

  1. Check if your computer is compatible: Here are the minimum requirements:
    • RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
    • Storage: SSD
    • Processor:
      • Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum or above)
      • AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum or above)
      • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum or above)
    • Processor Architecture: x64 or ARM64
  2. Check if Google Authenticator already has a native Windows version here ». If there is no native version, proceed to step 3.
  3. Install the Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store here ». Selecting "Get" will begin the installation of the App and will automatically install Windows Subsystem for Android too.
  4. After installation, the Amazon Appstore and the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app will appear in the Start menu and your apps list. Open the Amazon Appstore and login with your Amazon account.
  5. Go to the Amazon App store and search for "Google Authenticator". Open the app page by clicking the app icon. Click "Install". After installation, Click "Open" to start using the Google Authenticator app.

To find Google Authenticator Android app on Windows 11 after you install it, Go to Start menu » Recommended section. If you can't find the Google Authenticator app there, click on "All apps" next to the pinned section in the Start menu and scroll through the list.

Was the setup process hard? Is Amazon Appstore on Windows not available in your country or Is Google Authenticator app not working on your Windows 11? Simply download the APK directly and install via emulator. Follow the best guide for this here ».



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Thank you for reading this tutorial. Have a nice day!


Google Authenticator Software Features and Description

Google Authenticator works with 2-Step Verification for your Google Account to provide an additional layer of security when signing in. With 2-Step Verification, signing into your account will require both your password and a verification code you can generate with this app. Once configured, you can get verification codes without the need for a network or cellular connection. Features include: - Automatic setup via QR code - Support for multiple accounts - Support for time-based and counter-based code generation - Transfer accounts between devices via QR code To use Google Authenticator with Google, you need to enable 2-Step Verification on your Google Account. Visit http://www.google.com/2step to get started.



Top Pcmac Reviews

  • How do you remove an entry?

    By jollyturns (Pcmac user)

    How do I remove an entry?!! The edit button at the top right shows me a selectable list, but none of the items in the list can be selected. This is on iOS 13.1.1. It looks like a typical Google app. The original developers likely went to another team, since there no glory in working on an app after it’s been released. If you want to be promoted you have to show leadership, which is not in maintaining an existing app. It’s really sad, since a lot of people rely on this little app to secure their accounts. Including people that work at Google!
  • Trash

    By Hitori_Samishiku (Pcmac user)

    I’ve never encountered such a poorly design application... theoretically, it seems cool, but in practice, it’s horrendous. I tried logging into my Nintendo account and for some reason needed this. So I got it, set it up for both my emails (this took forever, was annoying, and I got 2 because I couldn’t remember which it was... but I was sure it was one of them) and then tried entering it... nothing. Tried back up codes. Nothing. I went into the account and reset it, which was a pain, and tried again. Nothing. I tried multiple times of both types of codes and literally zip. I gave up. I wish that were the end of it. For some reason, all my accounts on all devices are signed out! It may be because I deleted some devices that said multiple weeks of inactivity, but the effected apps have been Google Photos and mail—applications they have control over and should notice if I log into it on one device or another continuously. Now, I’m stuck redownloading however many thousands of pictures and resigning into accounts. Hooray.
  • Locked out of exchange Acct

    By disenfranchised driver (Pcmac user)

    Ive been using Google’s Authenticator for a while with no problem to access my exchange website account. Then I had to get my phone restored. Little did I know my saved codes were also gone too. Now I’m trying to log into my exchange site account, but lo and behold my codes don’t show in the authenticator. At first I was extremely furious at the exchange site for having this cost of massive inconvenience for the sake of security. Then I realized it’s probably this app that should’ve warned us ahead of time that after a factory reset, all our codes will be gone. For the laymen user, we don’t have the time to read the fine print and learn about stuff like this, and if it’s very important it should be easily told to us. So I’m locked out of my Account for days, but hopefully my account won’t be gone forever. Never trusting this app again, and may try out that Authy app to see if it’s any better. Very frustrating...
  • Very very hard to move phones. Will lock you out of all accounts

    By samrecord (Pcmac user)

    Authy is sooooo much easier to use. This app used to be easier to transfer to new devices and setup in 2012. Sometime since then and now (2/1/17), it's become incredibly complicated to set up and use. After app updates on my iPhone I had to re-setup some of my google accounts that required this Authenticator. My apps obviously required me to use Authenticator. But then my Authenticator also required me to use my google accounts! A bit frustrating but workable, right? Just log into my google account sign in and security settings on my laptop to setup my Authenticator first, right? WRONG. It's stupidly difficult to navigate through the labyrinthine security settings pages in google to find the passcodes or the QR image that I need to setup Authenticator on my phone. I couldn't find it. I even googled on how to find it and couldn't find the answers. This is multiple layers of Google fail. So I just gave up. Switched off 2-factor sign in and deleted this useless app, much to my disappointment and security downsides. Google really needs to simplify all the crazy complexity and cognitive bloat they are creating in their ecosystem of stuff. Their "material" UI design looks nice superficially but is in fact very poor UX - It's just all labyrinthine. Nothing is "obvious" and intuitive.

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