Microsoft updates its Authenticator app for iOS to version 4.1, adds push notifications

Mark Coppock

The Microsoft Authenticator app allows users to quickly verify their identities in a secure and efficient fashion. Authenticator is available on a number of platforms, including Windows 10 Mobile, Android, and iOS. Today, the app received an update that adds in a much-requested feature.

Here’s the changelog for version 4.1.0:

We’re pleased to announce a much-awaited feature – push notifications for your personal Microsoft account! You no longer need to open the app and copy codes, just approve your sign-in from the notification. With this change, we’ve also made it much easier to add your personal Microsoft account within the app itself, no need to track down that QR code!

If you already have a personal Microsoft account set up in the app, you will have to add it again to take advantage of the new feature. Copy your 6-digit security code prior to starting the “add account” flow, as you will need it to complete setup.

Notice that last bit: you’ll need to do some work to enable the newest version. Once you’ve updated the app or installed it from the link below, let us know in the comments how the new push notifications are working out for you.