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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:
1.      Go to the Main Menu on the Google Authenticator app
2.      Select Settings
3.      Select Time correction for codes
4.      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 in.
On iOS (Apple iPhone):
1.      Go to the iPhone Settings App. (your phone settings area)
2.      Select General
3.      Select Date & Time
4.      Enable Set Automatically
5.      If its already enabled, disable it, wait a few seconds and re enable

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Source: {infocity blog}

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