Enabling the Google Authenticator app is another way of opting in to two-step verification that adds another layer of protection to your QuickBooks Online account.

For iPhone users, you can download the app from the App store. For Android users, you can go to the Google Play store. Take note that this app is currently not available for Windows phones.

To enable the Google Authenticator:

  1. Enable the two-step verification.
  2. Select the Turn on Google Authenticator button.
  3. Select iPhone or Android as your phone type then choose Continue.
  4. Open the Google Authenticator app on your device.
  5. If you're using Google Authenticator for the first time, select Begin Setup (otherwise, select the '+' icon at the top of the app window in iPhone or the Menu button in Android).
  6. Choose either of the following:
    • Scan barcode (to scan the code on the screen)
    • Manual entry (to manually enter the account name (use Intuit) and the key provided on the screen which is case sensitive.
  7. After you've successfully scanned the barcode or entered the key, you'll receive a 6-digit confirmation code from us.
  8. Enter the confirmation code, then select the Verify & Save button.

To disable Google Authenticator, simply disable the two-step verificationfeature in QuickBooks.