Advice Request Exporting Google Authenticator codes to a Different Authenticator App

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With much talk about the encryption and backup methods of Google Authenticator recently, I am seriously considering exporting my codes from my Google Authenticator to another Authenticator app.

Some apps indicate that my Android phone must be rooted which it is not, and in lieu of that when I search I cannot find any folder or files from Google Authenticator on my phone to export.

It seems that Google locks one into their own Authenticator universe limiting transfer to another GA on another phone if necessary.

Any suggestions or solutions? It would a hassle to start loading 2FA codes from scratch again. Thanks.
 

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Yes, you can export the QRCODES I posted in another topic about this here and here and you will get the answer. ;) I recommend Authenticators like Aegis Authenticator or 2FA Authenticator (2FAS) (y)
Thanks so much piquiteco, I followed your suggestions setting up Link My PC to my Samsung phone so that I could scan all my GA QR Export Tokens/Codes into Aegis and worked like a charm. Always MalwareTips to the rescue.
 
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Thanks so much piquiteco, I followed your suggestions setting up Link My PC to my Samsung phone so that I could scan all my GA QR Export Tokens/Codes into Aegis and worked like a charm. Always MalwareTips to the rescue.
Glad it worked, that's very nice to hear. Thanks for the feedback! ;)
Been using it for years on all my Apple iOS devices, great little app.
Yes, it still allows you to set a password to store in the encrypted GD, something google has not introduced in GA yet, it encrypts first on the device with a password before sending in the cloud. I don't think many people know this. Literally 2FAS has outsmarted google.:LOL:
 
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