One of the greatest perks of using Binance exchange is its top-notch security.
Security of user assets is one of Binance’s top priorities. Therefore, there are multiple encryption methods that are in place to ensure user accounts and assets are safe.
One of them is the Binance two-factor Authentication security that provides an extra layer of security to the Binance account when logging in.
Binance Authenticator is a 2-Auth App from Binance that ensures secure login through the generation of security verification codes during login.
The app comes in super handy with Binance because it gives users unbreachable security on their assets. With the app, users can securely generate codes for logging into their Binance accounts, making any asset transfer, or trading cryptocurrencies.
The Authenticator app generates a random six-digit verification code any time users need them. Meanwhile, a new code is regenerated every 30 seconds so that cyber criminals or hackers won’t compromise the previous one.
The app is an easy-to-use, reliable and reputable authenticator. Its 30 seconds change also increases account security without the risk of compromising assets to hackers. In addition, it is much more efficient than email or SMS verification.
Meanwhile, there is also a 16-digit backup code that allows you to access your Authenticator on a new device.
However, if you do not have access to your Binance Authenticator when logging in, you won’t be able to access your account.
This can probably be due to issues ranging from changing your phone, losing your phone, or sometimes the Authentication code doesn’t work.
Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to move your Binance Authenticator from an old phone to a new phone.
How To Move Binance Authenticator to New Phone
To transfer your Binance Authenticator when you have both old and new phones with you, you need to remove Binance Authentication from the old phone. Then add it again after logging in on your new phone.
1. Remove Google Authentication on the old device
Navigate to your Binance profile by tapping the Profile icon on the top left corner.
Scroll down and go to Security. Here, pick Binance/Google Authenticator and click Change Binance/Google Authentication.
Confirm the warning message that pops up to continue and make changes to your Authenticator.
NOTE: To ensure the safety of your account, withdrawals and P2P transactions will be suspended for 24 hours.
To remove Binance Authenticator, you need to verify the request by sending a verification code to your email address and phone number and inputting your Authentication code.
Afterward, you can tap Remove and Continue.
2. Setting Up On the new device
After removing the Authenticator on the old device, you can easily log in on the new device.
Download Binance app on the new device. Log in with your email and password.
Verify log in by sending a verification code to your phone number and email address.
Input the codes in their respective fields and navigate to Profile > Settings.
Tap Binance/Google Authenticator. On the next page, activate Binance/Google Authenticator.
Download Authenticator and tap LINK to attach Authenticator to Binance on the new device.
On the next page, you can go through instructions on how to link your new device with the app. Once you are done, tap SKIP TUTORIAL to continue.
You will see a QR code and backup key. Ensure you keep the backup key safely because it will allow you to regain access to your Authenticator app if you lose your phone.
Now it’s time to bind your Binance with the Authenticator app.
Open the authenticator app and tap +, then enter the setup key to link your account. Alternatively, you can choose the option to scan the QR code.
Once you’ve added the key, go back to Binance and continue the verification process. Verify your email address, phone number, and new Authenticator to continue.
If you’ve lost access to your old device and you have your backup key intact, simply download Authenticator on the new device. Then set up authentication with your backup key.
With that, you will be able to receive a 2-Auth Code if you want to log in on the new device.
However, if you’ve lost access to your backup code and your old device, then you need to verify your identity.
Verifying identity will ensure the real owner of the account is accessing it.
Download Binance app on the new device. Navigate to the login page and enter your login details.
When it gets to the verification page, click SECURITY VERIFICATION UNAVAILABLE.
Continue by ticking ‘Google Authentication is unavailable,’ then Confirm Reset.
Verify reset with your email address and phone number and click SUBMIT.
To log in to your account, you need to complete some verifications to certify that you own the account.
Firstly, answer security questions and then proceed to ID verification. After that, complete facial verification.
Finally, submit the verification and wait for approval from Binance. Once your verification has been approved, you will gain access to your account on your new device.
Setting up Binance Authenticator is simple and straightforward. It provides an extra layer of security to your account.
However, if you have any security or authentication issues with your account, it is advisable to contact the Binance customer support team via email.