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    Turn on Cloud Backup for Microsoft Authenticator app on Android & iPhone

    Turn on Cloud Backup for Microsoft Authenticator app on Android & iPhone
    by AyushVij, TheWindowsClub.com
    Sept 22, 2019

    Microsoft has pushed an update to the Microsoft Authenticator on Android and iOS which introduces cloud backup feature on these mobile devices. This backup will include the user's account credentials and the related application data like the settings and more. This means that when you reset your device or install Microsoft Authenticator on your new device, you will not have to add all your accounts again. Rather, you can just restore the backup for these accounts and get them back on your phone.



    We will be separately checking out how to turn on Cloud Backup for Microsoft Authenticator App On Android & iPhone phones.

    Turn On Cloud Backup for Microsoft Authenticator app for Android



    1. Open the Microsoft Authenticator app on your Android device.
    2. Select the menu button denoted by three vertical dots on the top right corner.
    3. Select Settings from the menu bubble that you get.
    4. Under the section of Backup, turn on the toggle for Cloud backup.
    5. It will automatically set the Microsoft Account you signed in to the app with as the default app to make the cloud backup.
    6. When you select Details, you can set your Device name, Last Updated, Created and, Delete Backup.

    Enable Cloud Backup for Microsoft Authenticator app for iPhone
    If you use an iOS device, you will have your Microsoft account set to have the data backed up.

    This backup will be stored on your OneDrive storage connect to the Microsoft account you signed in with.



    1. Select the hamburger button on the top left part of the Microsoft Authenticator UI.
    2. Select Settings.
    3. Under the section of Backup, turn on the toggle for Cloud backup.
    4. It will automatically set the Microsoft Account you signed in to the app with as the default app to make the cloud backup.
    5. When you select Details, you can set your Device name, Last Updated, Created and, Delete Backup.



    If you wish, you can try these features. This feature is available on the Microsoft Authenticator for Android with version 6.6.0 and iOS app version 5.7.0 and later.

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    Re: Turn on Cloud Backup for Microsoft Authenticator app on Android & iPhone

    I’m not a fan of personal data in the cloud. iOS devices can be completely backed up locally and restored to the same or even a new device.

    the less you have on the net or the cloud the less vulnerable you leave yourself.

    i think it’s important to preserve the little bit of privacy we have left as hard as it may be.

    If major websites and banks/banking apps are constantly being hacked what makes the average joe think his cloud accounts are safe?

    your security info, account logins, passwords and private info are safer blatantly slapped on your wallboard or monitor than in the cloud or on the web. Speak to a few actors whose nudies went from iCloud to available to all.

    End of the line is if it’s not there it’s not hackable

    P.S. don’t believe any site app or service that says “we don’t track or save personal data y yada yada yada. They make their living by the billions off of every little bit of data they can get their hands on. Individually it’s benign but when they start piecing the bits together your life is no longer private and your personal data is no longer secure.

    every day thousands upon thousands of people see their identities stolen and their their credit ruined and worse their banks accounts wiped dry. Why? Little bit by bit personal data is leaked or hacked then when there’s enough info. Bam! And most of the stolen data comes from sites that are supposed to be secure not saving any personal info.
    ​"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." ~ Walter Winchell

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    Re: Turn on Cloud Backup for Microsoft Authenticator app on Android & iPhone

    All you are storing in this case is where to send information about your Microsoft Authenticator app.

    If you need to access that on a new phone, it will send the information to the email address associated with the Microsoft Authenticator app.

    It's like asking for a password reset on a forum.

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