How do I transfer my 2FA codes to a new device?

What if I want to move my 2FA codes to a new device and I still use the old device?

Last updated December 3, 2021

 

To move your 2FA codes to a new device, please use one of the following methods:

METHOD 1: USE YOUR BACKUP CODES

  1. Download and install Google Authenticator on your new mobile device
    Google Play
    google.com/store

    App Store
    itunes.apple.com/us/app
  2. Click the white cross in the top right corner

  3. Choose «Manual entry»
  4. Enter your Emirex.com account and the Authenticator Secret Key manually into the app

      

METHOD 2: TRANSFER YOUR GOOGLE AUTHENTICATOR ACCOUNTS

You can transfer your accounts to a new phone by exporting them via a QR code generated by the Authenticator app. This works both for Android and iOS devices.

1.    Install Google Authenticator on your new phone.
2.    Tap “Get started.”
3.    Tap “Scan a QR code.” 
4.    Open Google Authenticator on your older phone.
5.    Tap on the three dots on the top right of the screen and select “Export accounts”. Press “Continue”. You may be asked to verify your identity via a fingerprint, password, or another method.
6.    Uncheck which accounts you don’t want to export. Tap “Export.”
7.    You’ll be shown a QR code. Center it in the grid in your new phone.
8.    You should see the imported app now listed in your Google Authenticator app in the new phone. (Note: the app will not be deleted from your old phone.)

Congratulations!