Microsoft authenticator lost code

Tan KIMPRO 21 Reputation points
2022-09-03T02:11:54.61+00:00

I lost the 6 digit code when i uninstall it and i forgot the recovery code can u disable it linked to my autocount payroll

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. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2022-09-03T02:13:37.693+00:00

    It doesn't work that way. The authenticator is nothing more than a code generator. The two factor is turned on or off at the service provider.

    You can restore from backup (assuming there was one) but make sure no accounts have been added to the newly install app. Then sign on with recovery account to do the restore.

    You can recover your account credentials from your cloud account, but you must first make sure that the account you're recovering doesn't exist in the Microsoft Authenticator app. For example, if you're recovering your personal Microsoft account, you must make sure you don't have a personal Microsoft account already set up in the authenticator app. This check is important so we can be sure we're not overwriting or erasing an existing account by mistake.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/account-billing/back-up-and-recover-account-credentials-in-the-authenticator-app-bb939936-7a8d-4e88-bc43-49bc1a700a40

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