Google Authenticator had announced plans to introduce a feature for account sync across multiple devices. This functionality was intended to allow users to quickly transfer their two-factor authentication (2FA) codes between devices, making it more convenient when switching or upgrading devices.
This feature was a significant improvement over the previous limitations of Google Authenticator, which only stored 2FA codes on a single device without the ability to transfer them quickly to another device. The sync feature aimed to address this by enabling users to securely back up and sync their 2FA codes across multiple devices, making it easier to manage and access these codes.
To take advantage of this feature, users typically needed to link their Google account to Google Authenticator. Once enabled, the 2FA codes associated with the linked account could be synced across multiple devices where Google Authenticator was installed and authenticated with the same Google account.
However, the specifics of the rollout, compatibility with different devices (such as smartwatches like the Galaxy Watch), and availability on various platforms might vary. Google frequently updates its apps and services, so it’s advisable to check the most recent updates or the Google Authenticator app’s settings to see if this sync feature has been made available and whether it supports syncing with devices like the Galaxy Watch.
Please check the Google Authenticator app’s settings or the official Google announcements for the most up-to-date information on this feature and its compatibility with smartwatches like the Galaxy Watch.
Google Authenticator wasn’t officially available as a standalone app on Galaxy Watches running Samsung’s Tizen OS. However, there are alternative apps or workarounds that you might consider to use two-factor authentication (2FA) codes on your Galaxy Watch.
Samsung Internet Browser: Some users have utilized the Samsung Internet Browser on their Galaxy Watches to access websites that require 2FA. If the website supports scanning QR codes for authentication, you can use the browser to scan the QR code and receive the authentication code.
Third-Party Apps: There might be third-party apps available in the Galaxy Store that offer similar functionality to Google Authenticator. Search the Galaxy Store on your watch for apps related to two-factor authentication or authenticator apps to see if there’s any alternative available.
Sync from Phone: Some authentication apps on your smartphone might have companion apps or settings that allow syncing codes or notifications to your smartwatch. While Google Authenticator itself may not have this feature, other authenticator apps might offer it.
Remember, the availability of apps and features can change with updates, so it’s a good idea to check the Galaxy Store on your specific Galaxy Watch model or the Samsung Galaxy Store periodically to see if Google Authenticator or any alternative apps have become available for your device.
Always ensure that any third-party app you download for authentication purposes is from a trusted source and provides secure handling of your sensitive information.