Microsoft authenticator 6 digit code

chris mitchell 46 Reputation points

Is there any way to get the authenticator app to produce 6 digit codes? The financial app that I have it connected to doesn’t accept 8 digit codes and I have to put in my authenticator code to change my 2fa preferences. Has anyone found a solution to this?

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. clark w griswold jr 21 Reputation points

    Did anyone ever get the answer of how to change the code to a 6 digit code~? This is one of the most frustrating things I've ever dealt with. (not really, but today, it sure seems like it~!!)

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  2. chris mitchell 46 Reputation points

    I have turned off passwordless sign in off and I am still getting the 8 digit codes.

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  3. Kim Family 11 Reputation points

    Same. I changed it to passwordless and that didn't fix it. Still get 8 digits. I saw somewhere that someone said to go to settings/passwords on an iphone if they have an iphone and find the website in question and you'll see your login name and that will some how show a 6 digit. That's incorrect as well and didn't work for me as I don't even see the account or website in question in the entire list to begin with.

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  4. Tasadduq Burney 8,406 Reputation points MVP

    Hello @chris mitchell !

    Hope you are having a great day!

    Thank you for asking a Question! We are Glad to Assist you!.

    I believe you are seeing the 8-digit code on your Authenticator App because the Passwordless signing is enabled for your Microsoft account (personal Microsoft account).
    You can identify the same by looking for a key symbol listed on the top of your account in the Authenticator App profile.

    I would suggest you to take a look at the steps mentioned here and see if this helps:

    Let me know if the above solution resolved your issue!

    Tasadduq Burney


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