How To Use Microsoft Multi-Factor Authenticator App

In this guide, we will show you how to use Microsoft Multi-Factor Authenticator App.

What Is The Microsoft Mutli-Factor Authenticator App?

The Microsoft Authenticator App helps you to sign in to your accounts that use 2-Factor Authentication.

Instead of receiving an SMS or call with a code, you will be asked to approve sign-ins via the app instead, which generates a ‘one-time password’ every 30 seconds.

How To Set It Up

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Step 1: Log into www.office.com on your web browser, and sign in with your email address and password.

Step 2: Once you’re in, click on your user icon at the top right of the screen, and then view account (it should look like the opposite image).

Step 3: Next, click the ‘Security Info’ button located on the left-hand side of the screen. This will show you all of the current sign-in methods activated on your account.

Step 4: Click ‘Add Sign-In Method’ and select ‘Authenticator App’ from the list.

Step 5: Once you have done this, you will be prompted to download the Authenticator App on your phone.

Step 6: Once downloaded, open the app and click ‘Add Account’ (white cross at the top of the screen.

Step 7: Now click ‘Work or School Account’

Step 8: Back on office.com, click ‘Next’ and ‘Next’ again.

Step 9: A QR code will now appear on your screen.

Step 10: On your phone, click ‘Scan a QR Code’

Step 11: Now scan the QR code with your phone.

Step 12: If the code scanned successfully, you can skip the next few steps.

What If The Code Didn’t Scan?

Step 13: If the code didn’t scan, you can enter it manually by tapping ‘Enter Code Manually’ on your mobile and ‘Can Scan Image’ on your desktop.

Step 14: Enter the code and URL displayed on the screen and click ‘Finish’.

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