Twilio Authy 4+

Authy Inc.

    • Free

Description

Authy brings the future of two-factor authentication to the convenience of your iPhone or iPad.

The Authy app generates secure 2 step verification tokens on your device. It helps you protect your account from hackers and hijackers by adding an additional layer of security.

Why Authy is the best multi factor authentication app:

- Secure Cloud Backups:
Did you lose your device and get locked out of all of your accounts? Authy provides secure cloud encrypted backups so you will never lose access to your tokens again. We use the same algorithm that banks and the NSA use to protect their information.

- Multi Device Synchronization:
Are you re-scanning all your QR codes just to add them to your tablet and smartphone? With Authy you can simply add devices to your account and all of your 2fa tokens will automatically synchronize.

- Offline:
Still waiting for an SMS to arrive? Do you travel constantly and lose access to your accounts? Authy generates secure tokens offline from the safety of your device, this way you can authenticate securely even when in airplane mode.

- All of your accounts:
We support most major multi-factor authentication accounts including Facebook, Dropbox, Amazon, Gmail, and thousands of other providers. We also support 8 digit tokens.

- Protect your bitcoins:
Authy is the preferred two factor authentication solution to protect your bitcoin wallet. We are the default 2fa provider for trusted companies like Coinbase, CEX.IO, BitGo and many others.

Official website:
https://www.authy.com

What’s New

Version 26.1.0

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
42.5K Ratings

42.5K Ratings

Mr. Wiggoni ,

Authy wins

There are so many Authenticators that I had to analyze each. This one wins due to the ability to change devices and numbers. If you use google authentication you have to do everything all over and there is no backup with google authentication. If you have issues, contact them where they’ll give you steps to recover your account. It’s a bit troublesome in the beginning to figure it out and why it’s not working. You must remember that when you do it, you’re on a trusted devices. If you go into your emails section to “remove all devices” and try again, it’ll request the Authenticator. Which, is what we need. Next, be smart, write down your backup password so you can log back in. I’ve read the critical reviews and that seems to be an issue with their forgetting. Please note, it doesn’t work for yahoo because yahoo doesn’t have it and depend on the two step which can be a problem if hacked. Once those criteria are changed, your screwed because there isn’t support for lost accounts that ever help. They have their version but it’s a physical device that plugs into your machine, via usb, to continue. But that’s specifically for yahoo. At any rate, it’s pretty solid and this is old technology that should have been used years ago to prevent forgotten or hacked passwords.

Victor Sevier ,

This is actually better than Google Authenticator!

This authenticator does everything right, it keeps my codes secure, backed up and it does get the job done, and it also is just the absolute best! And it actually works parallel with Google Authenticator! Although, there are a couple of issues that need to be addressed:

1. Authy for Desktop
The issue with the desktop version is that every time it is started up, (and this also includes the desktop web version) the codes aren’t synchronized correctly because the codes are refreshed at different times than it actually is on the mobile version because the mobile version always refreshes and gets the right codes in real time, and it’s just not advised to any user reading this, to get the desktop version. It still syncs the right codes, but the syncing is delayed.

2. Dark Mode support!
Now, this isn’t really an issue but it’s just like feedback to the developers to add Dark Mode support because the app already looks great, but I want it to look better so please add it and so it can go easy on my eyes when I use this in the nighttime.

But, I also have one question. Why is there a clone to the app made by the same devs called Starling 2FA? Isn’t Authy enough or is this supposed to be a companion because, I kind of don’t understand as to why there is already a clone...

Husky390 ,

Very secure

This is a very secure way to protect your account. There’s no one that can log into your account. I absolutely hate the horrible, almost indecipherable, fuzzy, hard to see pictures showing crosswalks, stairs, bicycles, cars , brudges, or motorcycles that I have to keep proving I am not a robot every time even after logging in from my same phone 1000 times!!!! It still thinks I am a robot using my cell phone and same ip, which is face ID protected anyway. Then the entire log in us also face-ID protected. .Then I have to get busy copy/pasting security numbers , using Face ID, switching from Authy to my exchange with a 15 second window of opportunity. My clipboard no longer wirks so I have to remember the 7 digit number. In order to withdraw money, I have to log in to Gemini app and go to Authy, find Authy messages, open message and approve my withdrawal. All in all, its very hard to use and I cuss a lot, but no one can get into your account. After using Authy for years, it’s still hard to use. But it’s super secure!! You won’t get in for a while either while you are figuring out how.

App Privacy

The developer, Authy Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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