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

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.

Cloud Backup for Microsoft Authenticator app

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.

Hope you found this guide useful!

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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