Duo Mobile works with Duo Security's two-factor authentication service to make logins more secure. The application generates passcodes for login and can receive push notifications for easy, one-tap authentication on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.
Additionally, you can use Duo Mobile to manage two-factor authentication for other application and web services that make use of passcodes.
Note: For Duo accounts, Duo Mobile needs to be activated and linked to your account before it will work. You will receive an activation link as part of Duo's enrollment process. You may add third-party accounts at any time.
License agreements for third-party Open Source libraries used in Duo Mobile can be found at https://www.duosecurity.com/legal/open-source-licenses.
We're always working to improve user experience in Duo Mobile. This update introduces various behind-the-scenes improvements and minor bug fixes to enhance your authentication experience.
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Was fine until I needed to transfer phones...
My school forced me to use Duo for 2FA. After one of my personal social media accounts was hacked, it prompted me to look into 2FA for them as well. I wish I would’ve looked at the reviews before adding my personal accounts to this app.
Everything was fine until I got a new phone and needed to transfer my Duo to this device. The process has been an absolute nightmare, and the only “help” I receive is a long wall of text which vaguely describes what I need to do but no instruction on how to do it. My instant restore option is switched on for both phones, but I get no option to restore old codes like the help center claims I should. I’m at a complete loss for what to do and it seems that the Duo website and help center doesn’t exactly know either.
Employees need some control
*** Please read MORAL implications
I am not writing to critique the app itself as I just downloaded the app. A small background, I work for a company who now require this specific app to be downloaded on our personal phones, or we will have "resigned" from the company.
My immediate problem with the app is it gives all control to the company, including the control to direct the app to change my phone, and no ability to turn off the app while not at work.
I feel if the app is being forced on employees by employers to save them money, it should be a "moral" obligation on the part of the developer to give the employee (owner of the phone) some control over the app and how it may function on the phone. But instead, that area is turn off to the employee and total control is granted to the employer.
In my case there is no on/off toggle where the app could be shut down while not needed to perform work functions, and thus reducing the employer's ability to mis-use the app on your phone on your personal time.
Please consider the MORAL obligation to allow the person who is being forced to use your app to have some control how it will be used on their own personal phones. Not everyone works for company that are completely trustworthy. Just because the company made the agreement with you, should not automatically eliminate all rights employee may have over their own personal property, nor give 100% control to the employer over a non-company own phone.
Handles an annoying task with aplomb
I hate the time required to perform two-factor authentication, and so was dreading when my institution began to require it. I was pleasantly surprised that the Duo app handles this task rapidly, much more so than any other app-based or text-based method I’ve used. Usually within about 2 seconds, I can approve a request with a single tap of my Apple Watch (the notification includes an “approve” button) or via two taps of my phone. I wouldn’t hesitate to switch to this system for any other account I use.
EDIT: looking in another review, it appears that I could also be quickly approving with a single swipe or 3D-touch and tap from my phone. Perhaps a brief blurb instructing this within the app would be helpful because I would have been doing so all along!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review of Duo Mobile, scoopster! We are glad to hear that you like using the app, and appreciate you sharing that feedback with us.
- Duo Security, Inc.
- 30.9 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.