Sign in is easy, convenient, and secure when you use Microsoft Authenticator. Use your phone, not your password, to log into your Microsoft account. You simply have to enter your username, then approve the notification sent to your phone. Your fingerprint, face ID, or PIN will provide a second layer of security in this two step verification process. After, you'll have access to all your Microsoft products and services, such as Outlook, OneDrive, Office, and more.
Microsoft Authenticator also supports multi factor authentication for work, school, and non-Microsoft accounts. The app provides a second layer of security after your password. When logging in, you'll enter your password, and then you'll be asked for an additional way to prove it's really you. Either approve the notification sent to the Microsoft Authenticator, or enter the verification code generated by the app.
Sometimes your work or school might ask you to install the Microsoft Authenticator when accessing certain files, emails, or apps. You will need to register your device to your organization through the app and add your work or school account. Microsoft Authenticator also supports cert-based authentication by issuing a certificate on your device. This will let your organization know that the sign-in request is coming from a trusted device and help you seamlessly and securely access additional Microsoft apps and services without needing to log into each. Because Microsoft Authenticator supports single sign-on, once you have proven your identity once, you will not need to log in again to other Microsoft apps on your device.
Announcing the Apple Watch companion app!
You can now approve notifications on your Watch. To get started, open the Microsoft Authenticator companion app on your Watch. For help, see the FAQ page on your phone.
6.0.4 includes a few minor bug fixes for the Apple Watch app.
Ratings and Reviews
Solid. But needs spit-polish
The core functionality of the app is rock solid. It works. Every time. Not one crash.
But my problem is all this time I see no spit polish with some nice to have features.
Example 1: Now, this is petty. Tom Petty. But for accounts that don't automatically pull in an avatar image ID like the option to set it myself. When I click edit I should be able to click each image and set it from photos.
Example 2: For an app that provides security why can't I set a password or touched for opening the app? Like everything else I can enable this with the understanding that it's my responsibility to secure said password to access my app. This way no one can snatched my phone when it's on but unlocked at my desk and I'm in the restroom.
It's the little quality of life things that are missing that could really set this app apart from the competition. That being said I trust MS with my data more than Google so I'll keep this. Good job. But please consider these changes.
App Crashes on Every Update
I don't know what's exactly the cause of this but every time there's a new app update for this, it always crashes upon opening whenever I open it up after rebooting my iPhone (previously it would go black for couple of seconds and freezes before crashing). It's been going on for 3-4 months now and it's very annoying. Reinstalling it doesn't help either.
However, it is a pretty convenient authenticator app that does what it supposed do. Just wished it doesn't crash every single time these days.
Love it for how it works as a remote Authenticator for OneDrive & Outlook, and especially for work to authenticate with TouchID when logging in to work resources.
BUT - really frustrated by how you lose 2 factor or step linkage to services when you have to restore your iPhone (either from having to erase or moving to a new iPhone) and now I’ve lost login access to some services I used it with for 2 factor. One in particular doesn’t even offer email temporary recovery so I have to completely wipe my settings and information to re-establish access.
- Microsoft Corporation
- 69.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.