Google Authenticator on Binance: what it is and what problems you can encounter

Security is always a particular concern of users when using Binance to trade cryptocurrencies. Therefore, to ensure the security of their accounts, Binance users often choose Google Authenticator’s 2-level security (2FA verification). The following article provides detailed instructions on using Google Authenticator on Binance and answers all frequently asked questions to make it more convenient for users to use this application.

What is 2FA Google Authenticator Security?

Google Authenticator (2FA) is a Google application that generates security verification codes to access your Binance account.

When using Binance, users must enter a code in the Google Authenticator app to access or make a deposit/withdrawal or a trade-in cryptocurrency.

The Google Authenticator code consists of 6 random numbers automatically generated by the Google Authenticator application and is only valid for 30 seconds. Every 30 seconds, the application will generate new code to ensure that hackers do not compromise the verification code.

Reasons to use Google Auth on Binance

Google Authenticator continuously changes the code every 30 seconds to increase the security of your account. Google Authenticator is a reliable, stable, easy-to-use, and quick-to-install platform.

In addition, simply by opening the Google Authenticator application, the user can receive the code, so there is no error of not receiving the code as when using the security feature via SMS or email.

Enable Google Authenticator on Binance

Log in to your Binance account. If you don’t have an account, register using the link below:

In the Binance/Google Authenticator section, select [Enable]

Download the Google Authenticator app on your phone. Then, click [Next].

Open the Google Authenticator app you just installed on your phone, click the [+] sign in the lower-right corner of the screen, select [Scan QR Code].

Use your phone to scan the QR code on your computer and click [Next]. Save the Google Authenticator recovery code if you lose your phone or need to use the Google Authenticator app on another device. Then, select [Next]

Click [Get Code] to get the email and SMS verification codes and enter the corresponding blanks. Open the Google Authenticator application to get the code and enter the empty Google Authenticator code.

The screen shows the message [Authenticator Enable] was successful.

How to restore

Google Authenticator on Binance


If the Google Authenticator app isn’t working properly or receives a new phone, you need to reset Google Authenticator on the Binance app. Proceed as follows.

On the [Edit Binance/Google Authenticator] page, click [Get Code] to get the email/phone verification code and enter the blanks. Open the Google Authenticator app, get the code, and fill in the corresponding box. Then click [Remove and Continue].

Then you removed the Google 2FA feature on Binance. To reconnect on your new device, download the app and open the Google Authenticator app. Select [Scan QR Code] on the binance screen as shown above. If you’re still using your old device, uninstall the old Google Authenticator app and reinstall it, then do the same when you first install it.

Fix Google Authenticator failed to connect Binance

When the [binding failed] error is displayed, the user must check the Google Authenticator application settings again or not. In addition, the time on your phone and computer needs to be synced, so choose the automatic date/time setting and enter the correct code of the verification methods you are using.

Phone lost or access lost Google Authenticator Binance

When losing access, users need to reset Google Authenticator by entering the 16-digit backup key in the new application.

If these 16 digits aren’t present, remove google’s verification feature on your Binance account.

Fix [2FA Code Error]

  • When a 2FA code error occurs, users need to check the time settings on their phones and computers and enable automatic synchronization to avoid this error.
  • Try logging into your Binance account using an incognito mode or clearing your web browser’s cache and cookies.
  • If the problem persists, try signing in to the Binance app.

If the error [2FA code error] persists after trying all the above methods, remove the Google security feature on Binance and reinstall it.

Overall, Google 2FA’s 2FA security feature is relatively safe and easy to use. If you see an error, you need to reinstall it. However, after changing the Google Authenticator settings on Binance, withdrawals and P2P are disabled for 24 hours to ensure the security of the resources.

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