What you need to know
- Microsoft Authenticator gained a backup and recovery feature.
- The feature makes it easier for users who switch to a new device.
- Microsoft Authenticator allows users to use two-factor authentification using their phone.
Microsoft Authenticator now supports backup and recovery to ease the hassle of switching to a new device. You can backup and restore all of your accounts when you switch to a new device, saving the time it would require to set accounts up again. Microsoft Authenticator supports Microsoft accounts as well as Amazon, Dropbox, Google, and Facebook, so some users will have a large collection of saved accounts.
Microsoft Authenticator is a two-factor authentification app that allows you to confirm logins using your phone. After setting up an account, notifications will be sent to your phone to verify logins. You then use a fingerprint, face ID, or PIN to verify your identity. The app also works with multi-factor authentification. The full description of the feature is on the app's store listing:
Backup and recovery feature is now available! Now, when you move to a new device, your Microsoft Authenticator app will keep your accounts, to help you avoid getting locked out or having to set up again.
Two-factor authentification is required in many situations and is recommended even when not required. It adds a second layer of security and can help prevent hacks and security issues.
This app makes it easy to set up two-factor authentification that works with a fingerprint, face ID, or PIN.
These are the best games for your Android phone
We're rounding up the best games, free and premium, you should be playing today.
What accessories did you buy for your Galaxy Note 20?
The Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are capable devices on their own, but if you want to get the most out of them, you need some accessories. Here are the ones our AC forum members recommend getting.
The Galaxy Note 20 is the best and worst phone Samsung has ever made
The Galaxy Note 20 is a frustrating device, offering specs that don't line-up with its $1000 price. Depending on how you look at it, it's both one of the best and worst phones we've seen from Samsung in a long time.
Time to dump Chrome: 8 alternative desktop web browsers
If you getting frustrated with the lack of privacy, slower speeds or difficulty using extensions in Chrome, it's time to switch to one of these web browsers.