With features like Quick Start/On-Device Migration and iCloud Backup, setting up a new iPhone has become a breeze. Thus, you can transfer apps and data securely from one iOS device to another. However, if you use the Google Authenticator app to sign in to your Google accounts, you probably know that the process of transferring a Google Authenticator account to a new iPhone is not that easy. This is because the iPhone app does not provide the option to migrate Google Authenticator codes between iOS devices. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the quick guide.

Transfer Google Passcodes Between iPhones

So what do you need to transfer your Google Authenticator codes between iOS devices? Well, you need a computer and the iOS app installed on your iPhone. Also, make sure to keep the app installed on your old iPhone until you’ve successfully migrated your passcodes to the new device. That said, let’s start with the quick steps!

1.To get started, make sure you have installed the Google Authenticator app (free) on your iOS device if you haven’t already. Also, make sure to set it up beforehand (Go to Google Account -> Security -> 2-Step Verification -> In the “Add more steps to verify it’s you” section, tap the option to configuration located under “Authentication application”.

After that, open a browser on your computer and go to Google’s two-step verification webpage on your computer.

2. Now click on To start.

3. Next, enter the Google account password and knock Following.

4. Now locate the CHANGE PHONE option in the Authenticator app section and click on it.

5. Next, choose iPhone and click on Following vs.

6. Now, open the Authenticator app on your iPhone and press the “+” button in the upper right corner of the screen.

7. Next, press the Scan the barcode option in the pop-up window that appears from the bottom. Then use your device’s camera to scan the barcode on Google’s 2-Step Verification website.

8. Finally, enter the six-digit passcode displayed in the app in the website dialog box.

Transfer Google Passcodes Between iOS Devices

That’s all we can say about it! Hope you have successfully migrated your Google Authenticator codes to the new iOS device. Although it would be better if the iOS app allowed you to transfer codes on its own, you can rely on the steps explained above to work reliably.

The Google Authenticator app provides an extra layer of protection (2FA) to your Google accounts by allowing you to securely sign in with the randomly generated six-digit code. Needless to say, it’s more secure than verification done via SMS codes. What do you think of Authenticator? Feel free to give your opinion in the comments below.