How to use the Microsoft Authenticator app


Sign in securely without a password

  • Are you tired of trying to remember your password? With this free app, you can sign into your personal Microsoft account without one. For security, you’ll use a fingerprint, face recognition, or a PIN. And don’t worry—if anything happens to your mobile device or if you forget your PIN, your password will still get you into your account.
  • You can use the app with a mobile phone or a tablet. Learn what it’s like to sign in and how you can backup and recover account credentials.
  • The Microsoft Authenticator app is available for Android and iOS.

Use two-step verification for more security

Use time-based, one-time passcodes

The Microsoft Authenticator app also supports the industry standard for time-based, one-time passcodes (also known as TOTP or OTP). Because of that, you can add any online account that also supports this standard to the Microsoft Authenticator app. This will help keep your other online accounts secure.