Using two-step verification is a clever way to help guard your data on Google, and other online services. With that protection, anybody endeavouring to break into the userâ€™s account would need both the password and the mobile device that userâ€™s authentication codes are sent to in order to gain access. However, sometimes the Google Authenticator codes displays incorrect codes and that could be annoying if you have no knowledge of how to resolve it.
Incorrect Syncing time with the Google Authenticator app is one of the most common causes for these “Incorrect Code” errors. To ensure you have the correct time in your Google Authenticator app follow the instructions for your operating system below.
How to Fix Google Two-Factor Authenticator Incorrect Codes
On Android Device:
- Go to the Main Menu on the Google Authenticator app
- Select Settings
- Select Time correction for codes
- Click/Tap on 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 in.
On iOS Device:
- Go to the iPhone Settings App (in the Phone settings)
- Select General
- Select Date & Time
- Enable Set Automatically
- If itâ€™s already enabled, disable it, wait a few seconds and re enable
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