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Google Authenticator on Windows Pc

Developed By: Google LLC

License: Free

Rating: 3,7/5 - 476.107 votes

Last Updated: January 16, 2024

Download on Windows PC

Compatible with Windows 10/11 PC & Laptop

App Details

Version 6.0
Size 15.5 MB
Release Date November 24, 23
Category Tools Apps

App Permissions:
Allows access to the vibrator. [see more (8)]

What's New:
* Added device encryption to storage of secret values. [see more]

Description from Developer:
Google Authenticator adds an extra layer of security to your online accounts by adding a second step of verification when you sign in.
This means that in addition to your password,... [read more]

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About this app

On this page you can download Google Authenticator and install on Windows PC. Google Authenticator is free Tools app, developed by Google LLC. Latest version of Google Authenticator is 6.0, was released on 2023-11-24 (updated on 2024-01-16). Estimated number of the downloads is more than 100,000,000. Overall rating of Google Authenticator is 3,7. Generally most of the top apps on Android Store have rating of 4+. This app had been rated by 476,107 users, 117,263 users had rated it 5*, 261,604 users had rated it 1*.

How to install Google Authenticator on Windows?

Instruction on how to install Google Authenticator on Windows 10 Windows 11 PC & Laptop

In this post, I am going to show you how to install Google Authenticator on Windows PC by using Android App Player such as BlueStacks, LDPlayer, Nox, KOPlayer, ...

Before you start, you will need to download the APK/XAPK installer file, you can find download button on top of this page. Save it to easy-to-find location.

[Note] You can also download older versions of this app on bottom of this page.

Below you will find a detailed step-by-step guide, but I want to give you a fast overview of how it works. All you need is an emulator that will emulate an Android device on your Windows PC and then you can install applications and use it - you see you're playing it on Android, but this runs not on a smartphone or tablet, it runs on a PC.

If this doesn't work on your PC, or you cannot install, comment here and we will help you!

Step By Step Guide To Install Google Authenticator using BlueStacks

  1. Download and Install BlueStacks at: https://www.bluestacks.com. The installation procedure is quite simple. After successful installation, open the Bluestacks emulator. It may take some time to load the Bluestacks app initially. Once it is opened, you should be able to see the Home screen of Bluestacks.
  2. Open the APK/XAPK file: Double-click the APK/XAPK file to launch BlueStacks and install the application. If your APK/XAPK file doesn't automatically open BlueStacks, right-click on it and select Open with... Browse to the BlueStacks. You can also drag-and-drop the APK/XAPK file onto the BlueStacks home screen
  3. Once installed, click "Google Authenticator" icon on the home screen to start using, it'll work like a charm :D

[Note 1] For better performance and compatibility, choose BlueStacks 5 Nougat 64-bit read more

[Note 2] about Bluetooth: At the moment, support for Bluetooth is not available on BlueStacks. Hence, apps that require control of Bluetooth may not work on BlueStacks.

How to install Google Authenticator on Windows PC using NoxPlayer

  1. Download & Install NoxPlayer at: https://www.bignox.com. The installation is easy to carry out.
  2. Drag the APK/XAPK file to the NoxPlayer interface and drop it to install
  3. The installation process will take place quickly. After successful installation, you can find "Google Authenticator" on the home screen of NoxPlayer, just click to open it.

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Google Authenticator adds an extra layer of security to your online accounts by adding a second step of verification when you sign in.
This means that in addition to your password, you'll also need to enter a code that is generated by the Google Authenticator app on your phone.

The verification code can be generated by the Google Authenticator app on your phone, even if you don't have a network or cellular connection.

* Sync your Authenticator codes to your Google Account and across your devices. This way, you can always access them even if you lose your phone.
* Set up your Authenticator accounts automatically with a QR code. This is quick and easy, and it helps to ensure that your codes are set up correctly.
* Support for multiple accounts. You can use the Authenticator app to manage multiple accounts, so you don't have to switch between apps every time you need to sign in.
* Support for time-based and counter-based code generation. You can choose the type of code generation that best suits your needs.
* Transfer accounts between devices with a QR code. This is a convenient way to move your accounts to a new device.
* To use Google Authenticator with Google, you need to enable 2-Step Verification on your Google Account. To get started visit http://www.google.com/2step

Permission notice:
Camera: Needed to add accounts using QR codes

* Added device encryption to storage of secret values.
Allows access to the vibrator.
Allows applications to open network sockets.
Allows an app to use fingerprint hardware.
Allows applications to perform I/O operations over NFC.
Required to be able to access the camera device.
Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting.
Allows applications to access information about networks.
Allows an application to find out the space used by any package.