Very very difficult to move phones. Will lock you out of all accounts
Authy is sooooo much easier to use.
This app used to be easier to transfer to new devices and layouts in 201
After app updates on my iPhone, I had to re-install some of my google accounts that required this Authenticator.
My apps obviously require me to use Authenticator. But then Authenticator is also required to use my google accounts! A little frustrating, but usable, right? Just log in to my google account login and security settings on my laptop to configure Authenticator first, right?
It's stupidly difficult to navigate through the labyrinthine security settings pages in google to find the passwords or QR image I need to configure Authenticator on my phone. I couldn't find it.
I even went to find it and couldn't find the answers. These are multiple layers of Google errors.
So I gave up. Turned off by 2-factor log in and deleted this useless app, much to my disappointment and security compromise.
Google really needs to simplify all the crazy complexity and cognitive bloat they create in their ecosystem of things. Their "material" UI design looks nice superficial, but is actually really bad UX – It's just all labyrinthine. Nothing is "obvious" and intuitive.