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Authy for iOS

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Key Details of Authy

  • Authy brings the future of two-factor authentication to the convenience of your iPhone or iPad.
  • Last updated on May 24, 2024
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Authy lets you add an extra level of protection to your account log-ins by authenticating them with a code from your phone. You can add any accounts that support two-factor authentication, including Dropbox, Google, LastPass, and Amazon Web Services, to ensure your transactions on all of these platforms are safe and secure.

Pros

Extra protection: With online security becoming more of a concern every day, anything you can do to make your accounts more secure is a good move. This app ensures that, even if someone has both your user ID and password for a given account, they can't get in. They would need to have your phone as well.

Easy add: To add tokens for each of your accounts, all you need to do is take a photo of the QR code the site provides through the app on your phone. This code will show up once you've turned on two-factor authentication, and Authy just reads the code and creates a token, so you can move on to the next account.

Cons

Inadequate instructions: While the process of setting up two-factor authentication and adding accounts to your phone is a pretty straightforward process once you get the hang of it, the instructions this app comes with really don't help at all. They display in tiny print with equally tiny screenshots, and there's no way to zoom in or view them in landscape orientation. And even if you can read them and follow along, many of the screenshots are out of date and don't actually match what you'll see on the screen as you move through the steps outlined on your own computer.

Bottom Line

Authy is a great option for adding an extra level of security to your account log-ins. It's free, and once you get past the initial setup challenges, using the app is quite intuitive and convenient.

What's new in version 26.0.2

- Fix tokens shown as zeros for certain accounts

- Rename OneTouch label to Requests


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
September 26, 2017
Latest update
May 24, 2024
Version
26.0.2
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
iOS
Operating System
iOS 16.4
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
114
Downloads Last Week
5

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Developer's Description

Authy brings the future of two-factor authentication to the convenience of your iPhone or iPad.
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 help's 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 got 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 banks and the NSA use to protect their information. Multi Device Synchronization: Are your 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. What is two factor authentication? "Two-factor authentication is one of the best things you can do to make sure your accounts don't get hacked" - LifeHacker. https://www.authy.com/what-is-two-factor-authentication. Are you a fan of Authy? Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/authy. Like us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authysec.