Google Authenticator and Touch ID

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by TyWahn, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. TyWahn macrumors 6502

    TyWahn

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    I was wondering how to enable Touch ID for Google Authenticator App. If you even can.
    I used to use LastPass Authenticator and it requires a finger print before it opens up and you get the code,
    Is there such a thing for Google's Authenticator? I have Googled it for 30 min and couldn't find an answer,
    Thanks for any help.
    Ty
     
  2. jdogg836 macrumors 6502

    jdogg836

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    Nope, there isn't. But if your phone is locked they can't get to the google authenticator without unlocking it. Maybe Google feels this is "good enough".
     
  3. IHelpId10t5 macrumors 6502

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    Security on an iOS device is based on access to the device and data as a whole and not for individual apps. It shouldn't be any other way.
     
  4. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Additionally, there is no real reason an authenticator app should need a password to access. That said, if you want that, why not just stick with Lp Auth?
     
  5. jetsam macrumors 6502a

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    I use Authy instead of the Google Authenticator. It works anywhere the Google Authenticator does. You can use Touch ID with it. It also, optionally, has multi-site support, so I have the same 2FA tokens available on my iPhone, iPad, and Windows PC.

    It's a free app.
    https://authy.com/
     
  6. TyWahn thread starter macrumors 6502

    TyWahn

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    It never came up as an option to use when asking for an Authenticator. :-(
    --- Post Merged, Oct 11, 2018 ---
    Is there a way to transfer all my sites to Authy from Google Authenticator?
     
  7. jetsam macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately, there is no way to get data out of the Google Authenticator - that is perhaps its greatest failing.
     

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