2FAuth can import data in various formats to ease you migrate from another 2FA app or to restore a backup. Note that not all 2FA apps enable data export so 2FAuth will never covers all possible migrations.
Exporting the data
First step is to export data from the 2FA source app in order to get a migration resource, like a file or a QR code. Follow one of the dedicated section below then jump to the
Open Google Authenticator and use the icon to enter the Export feature.
Next choose one or more accounts to export then click the button.
Google Authenticator now displays a QR code to import into 2FAuth. Keep it on screen or save a screen capture for later use or backup.
Multiple QR codes
If you choose to export more than 10 2FA accounts, Google Authenticator will generate several QR codes (one by tens).
The Import into 2FAuth process should be executed for each G-Auth QR code.
Open 2FAS Authenticator and enter the Settings section. Then enter the 2FAS Backup feature.
Enter the Export tool.
Uncheck the password option and click the button.
Save (and secure) the .2fas migration file, you are ready to import your accounts into 2FAuth
Enter the Import & Export feature.
Open the Export tool.
Whatever the export format (both are supported by 2FAuth), uncheck the encryption option and click the OK button.
Save (and secure) the migration file, you are ready to import your accounts into 2FAuth
Importing into 2FAuth
The import process consists of 2 steps: The preloading (with validation) of the exported data and the recording of all or part of the valid data.
From the 2FAuth main view:
- Click the button, just as if you had to add a new account
- Click the button in the alternative methods
- Submit your migration resource: a QR code or a file/QR code
2FAuth now lists all accounts found in the migration resource.
2FAuth checks for possible duplicates by comparing preloaded accounts with existing accounts in its database.
Duplicates are simply flagged, they can still be imported.
Accounts that do not respect OTP specification are automatically skipped
This final step lets you save the preloaded accounts to the 2FAuth database.
- You are free to record or discard the accounts of your choice.
- Click on account titles to get a fresh OTP if you want to check the integrity of any account.
- Nothing is added to 2FAuth until you click on an button or the button.