ID.me Authenticator, a mobile app on iOS and Android to facilitate multi-factor authentication (MFA) is compatible with supported smart watches. The smart watch support for ID.me Authenticator requires the app to be installed on the user’s phone that is linked to their smartwatch. The app will not function independently on smart watches without it first being installed on the phone that is linked to the watch. The smart watch app is available for convenience and essentially mirrors the phone app.
ID.me Authenticator Watch app in Code Generator Mode (TOTP)
To use the ID.me Authenticator app via your smart watch, first install it on your smartphone and activate the app in code generator mode.
Then, follow the steps illustrated below via the Apple Watch example, to view sign-in codes on your smart watch:
- Phone: Install the ID.me Authenticator app on your phone and activate it as a code generator
- Watch: Tap on the app icon
- Watch: Select the account you’re signing into, if you have more than one account enrolled
- Watch: View sign-in code