How does the Microsoft Authenticator app work?

The Microsoft Authenticator app backs up your account credentials and related app settings, such as the order of your accounts, to the cloud. You can then use the app to recover your information on a new device, potentially avoiding getting locked out or having to recreate accounts.

How do I test my Microsoft Authenticator account?

A notification is sent to the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device, to test your account. Approve the notification in the Microsoft Authenticator app, and then select Next . Your security info is updated to use the Microsoft Authenticator app by default to verify your identity when using two-step verification or password reset.

How do I uninstall authenticator?

If you have a device that is registered with your organization, you might need an extra step to remove your account. On these devices, Authenticator is automatically registered as a device administrator. If you want to completely uninstall the app, you need to first unregister the app in the app settings.

How do I recover my authenticator account?

In the Accounts screen of the Authenticator app, tap the account you want to recover to open the full screen view of the account. Tap the tile for the account you're recovering and then tap the option to sign in to recover. Enter your password and then confirm your email address or phone number as additional verification.