Microsoft Authenticator Ios AccountSource: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central

What you need to know

  • You can now change your Microsoft account settings within the Microsoft Authenticator app on iOS.
  • The latest update for the app allows you to tweak settings without having to use a browser.
  • The same features were in TestFlight recently.

The Microsoft Authenticator app for iOS recently gained the ability to change settings for your Microsoft account. The update allows you to change your Microsoft account password, update your security information, and view your recent activity directly within the Microsoft Authenticator app. These options make it easier to manage your account because you no longer have to jump onto a browser to tweak your security settings.

The same options became available to beta testers through TestFlight last week, and have now made their way to general availability. When you tap on your accounts within the app, they expand to a full-screen view, which lists more options for your account. This area contains the new security options, as well as other information like your one-time passcode. Here's the complete changelog that brings the app to version 6.4.1:

You can now view your account activity, update your security information, and change your password directly within the app for any personal Microsoft accounts. All your accounts can now be expanded into a fullscreen view for more convenient account management.

When the new security options went through TestFlight, they were only available for personal Microsoft accounts. Microsoft stated at the time that they would bring support for Azure AD in the future, though it provided no specific timeline.

Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator for iOS allows you to easily secure multiple online accounts with randomly generated codes.

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