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4/23/19
2-Step Authentication not working after phone upgrade? 0 Recommended Answers 3 Replies 2 Upvotes
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I did an encrypted backup of my iPhone before upgrading to a new one. After I did this, none of my social media accounts are showing up. I no longer have the old phone, but I do have the backup. Is there anyway I can transfer those tokens to a new phone? I'm currently locked out of my accounts?
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4/23/19
You will need to setup all accounts on the Authenticator again.  Google do not have a copy of the codes, as that information is only generated locally on your device, and not synced to the Google servers.  Painful!
 
You might like to read this?  (technical)  https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6325894 
 
Some people suggest a Cloud based 2SV system, such as https://authy.com/ 
 
Other similar apps out there as well;  do a Google search for them.
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4/23/19
So they're not saved in the backup I saved in iTunes either?
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4/23/19
No idea how Apple works, but possibly not.
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