How to Fix Google Two-Factor Authenticator Incorrect Codes

Using two-step verification is a smart way to help protect
your data on Google, and other online services. With that protection, anyone
trying to break into your account would need both your password and the mobile
device that your authentication codes are sent to in order to gain access.

There are times the Google Authenticator codes displays
incorrect codes and it could be frustrating if you don’t know what to do next.
The most common cause for “Incorrect Code” errors
is that the time on your Google Authenticator app is not synced correctly. To
make sure that you have the correct time in your Google Authenticator app
follow the instructions for your operating system below.
On Android:
Go to the Main Menu on
the Google Authenticator app
Select Settings
Select Time correction for
Select Sync now

On the next screen, the app will confirm that the time has
been synced, and you should now be able to use your verification codes to sign
On iOS (Apple iPhone):
Go to the iPhone Settings App.
(your phone settings area)
Select General
Select Date & Time
Enable Set Automatically
If its already enabled, disable it,
wait a few seconds and re enable

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17 thoughts on “How to Fix Google Two-Factor Authenticator Incorrect Codes”

  1. The internet is advancing and Google is trying their best to make it almost impossible for hackers to have access to ones google account.
    Two-Factor Authentication is a welcomed development. Thanks for this post.

    Commenting from NaijainfoBlog


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