How to use Google Authenticator on a Windows PC

How to use Google Authenticator on a Windows PC

By IsraeliPanda

Google Authenticator can be exceptionally valuable, yet irritating Google hasn’t made an authority application for the work area yet. Nonetheless, you can utilize it on your Windows PC through different means. How about we investigate the manners in which you can utilize Google Authenticator on PC.

Sending out Google’s 2FA Code to Your PC

  • To do this, you will have to produce a “secret code” for Google Authenticator (Android | iOS). 
  • To get the mystery code, make a beeline for the Google Account security page.
  • Look down until you get to the “Marking in to Google” area.
  • Select “2-Step Verification.”

On the off chance that Google realizes you have a telephone associated with your record, it will find you through the ways to set up a fundamental telephone notice administration. Press “Begin.”

After you have finished the means, you’ll get the opportunity to set up the Authenticator application. While we won’t download the genuine application, we in all actuality do have to imagine we are getting the mystery key. Click “Set up.”

On the following screen, press “+ Set up authenticator.”

Go through the prompts until it requests that you filter a QR code. Under the code, click “Can’t filter it?”

Search for the mystery key and duplicate it. This is the thing you’ll go into outsider applications when they request a key. Notwithstanding, make certain to stay quiet about it. In the event that another person gets this data, they can utilize it to get into your Google account!


On the off chance that you’re stressed over an outsider application taking or releasing your code, attempt WinAuth. Its significant draw is that it’s an open-source application that you download to your PC. Thusly, there’s no muddled code or distributed storage that can release your key.

To adjust your portable and PC codes, attempt Authy (Windows | macOS | Linux | Android | iOS). You can utilize it as an independent on your PC, however it asks you for your telephone subtleties during information exchange. Assuming you have Authy on your telephone, you can rapidly adjust your subtleties between the two gadgets.

Indeed. In any case, you should utilize similar code on the two gadgets. Preferably, you ought to set up your telephone and PC simultaneously. In the event that you have proactively set up Google Authenticator on one gadget, you might have to handicap it on the administrations you use and once again empower with another code. During the most common way of getting another code, you can utilize a similar code on your PC and cell phone. Google steps you through the cycle, including how to back up your codes.

There is a stunt to making the progress to another PC more straightforward than setting up Google Authenticator without any preparation. In any case, you want to do this during the underlying arrangement.

At the point when you’re given QR codes for each site, print them or screen capture them to save them for some other time. Ensure you name each code with the goal that you realize which destinations they have a place with. Then, in the event that you want to set up another PC to utilize Google Authenticator, you simply have to introduce your picked application from the above rundown and include your QR codes. It’s speedier and doesn’t include eliminating 2FA from any records.

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