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4/21/11
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rickh925

Add a second Android phone to 2-step verification

I carry one of two android phones with me at all times. I want to setup the Google Authenticator on both phones for the same accounts. Is it possible to have two phones running Google Authenticator for the same group of Google accounts?
 
It seems from the steps that if I tried to authorized the second phone it would de-auth the first phone.
 
Rick
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KirkG
5/12/11
KirkG
I'd also like the option to add multiple phones.
Dr. Evil
5/20/11
Dr. Evil
You can set up Google Authenticator so that you can generate verification codes from more than one device.
 
Make sure that you have Google Authenticator downloaded on all devices that you want to use.
Go to the 2-step verification page.
If you've already set up Google Authenticator for your account, delete that account from Authenticator so you can start fresh. If you have not yet set up Google Authenticator, skip to the next step.
Follow directions as usual to set up 2-step verification, making sure to either scan the generated QR code or enter the generated secret key on all devices that you want to set up. If you have already set up 2-step verification, you can stop the setup process after you have scanned the code or entered the key. Otherwise, you will want to continue.
Check to make sure that all devices are working correctly by comparing the verification codes that they generate. If set up properly, all devices will show the same verification code at any given moment.
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