bnet The One-Button Authenticator Is Here!

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Mobile Authenticator holders now have the option to verify and log into their account by simply tapping a button on the screen of their device!

This update to the current Mobile Authenticator will allow you to securely log into your account by simply tapping the Approve button on your mobile device instead of entering a security code. The good old security code option is still available, if you prefer it. The Mobile Authenticator with this new feature is available to iOS and Android users.

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Here at Blizzard we take account security seriously, which is why we recommend all accounts have an authenticator attached – but we also understand the importance of being able to access your account easily. Enter the One-Button Authenticator! This update to the current Mobile Authenticator will allow you to securely log into your account by simply clicking Approve on your mobile device instead of entering a security code. Should you wish to use a security code to log in that option still remains available.


Whenever* a log in attempt occurs on your account you will be notified via the app and prompted to Approve or Deny the request. You can also approve log in requests with notifications on your mobile or smartwatch without even opening the app! We hope this will help ease the log in process for those of you that already have an authenticator and encourage those of you who don’t to give it a try. You can find out more about authenticators on our Authenticator FAQ.

The Mobile Authenticator with the new One-Button feature is available now on iOS® and Android.

*Please note that by default you will only need to approve a log in attempt once a week per device. You can change this setting on your Account Management page.


Having an Authenticator ensures that your account is completely hacker-proof. Some people find it inconvenient, but you can change the setting of how often you need to authorise a login attempt. Now, with the one button option, it is even easier to use! WoW players should also bear in mind that if they have an active Authenticator, they receive the Core Hound Pup pet as a reward.

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Good update in the authenticator app. 

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Finally! Having to type those numbers was so annoying.

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I have an android phone but the One-Button  option does not work!  still have to type in the code. Anyone know what I need to do?



Yes its updated.

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Sorry, I don't have an Authenticator or an Android phone :(

I know it's obvious, but have you updated your Authenticator app yet?

Other than that, check the comments and the FAQs in the Play Store and the Blizzard Support site for the authenticator and if your problem still persists, contact Blizzard Support.

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I worry this tap to approve mechanism that if someone trys to get in someone could spam the user. I don't even open my app since theres the widget at least on android and its not that bad.

After all you still need to have your phone or not have your physical authenticator that doesn't go out of sync [when you don't authenticate a sign in for a long while].

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Haven't see this come through on my Galaxy S6 but looking forward to it! Great improvement for sure.

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Note 5 updated - do the standard things of going to the app straight in the store make sure it doesn't say Update. Then open the full app manually - it'll give you the step by step of what happens with one tap. After that. a little screen that says 'No requests, go play some games!' or something like that.

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