MFA Microsoft authenticator 2fa

peter the beard monster 1 Reputation point

I am truly stuck

I use a crypto app and not so long back was forced to use 2FA. I opted for Microsoft authenticator, but it was auto set for only 6 seconds per one time code, which is too fast for me to get copy the code, leave the app, then go to my crypto app, choose what I want to do, then add the code.

I cannot find anywhere how to increase it from 6 seconds to what I read is the default 30 seconds.

By the way I use android



Microsoft Authenticator
Microsoft Authenticator
A Microsoft app for iOS and Android devices that enables authentication with two-factor verification, phone sign-in, and code generation.
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  1. JimmySalian-2011 39,111 Reputation points


    Are you sure it is 6 seconds? As default app timer is 30seconds -  The OTP codes have a 30 second timer counting down. This timer is so you never have to use the same time-based one-time password (TOTP) twice and you don’t have to remember the number.

    For other apps try using Authy and for O365 / Azure / Microsoft Apps I will suggest you use Microsoft Auth App.

    Hope this helps.

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