Frequntly Asked Quetion (FAQ)

Q. How can I set up Authy (without the QR code) if I am using it on a laptop and not a smartphone?


The good news is that you don’t even need a QR code! With Authy, all you need is the desktop app on your Laptop. You can add accounts by entering the 2FA code provided to you by the service in which you want to enable 2FA.

  1. To start, first navigate to the service you wish to enable 2FA on. It will almost always prompt you with a QR code as shown below, but there should be an option below in case you can’t scan it.

2. Once you click “Can’t Scan it?”, you should then see a random code like the example below:

3. Finally, all you need to do is open up your Authy desktop app and insert the code into the box shown below and then you’re done!