Troubleshoot Okta Verify on Android devices

Learn how to troubleshoot Okta Verify problems. If your problem persists, contact your organization’s help desk.

Okta Verify features are available based on configurations made by your organization.

Account setup problem

Can’t add my existing account to a new or existing device

Can’t sign in with push notifications

Can’t sign in with a code

Can’t sign in with Okta FastPass in Incognito mode

Account setup problem

Issue

I set up Okta Verify, but at the end, the green checkmark didn’t appear, and I got an error on my device.

Solution

Ensure that your network connection is stable.

Can’t add my existing account to a new or existing device

Issue

  • I have a new device, but I can’t add my existing Okta Verify account.
  • I lost my device. How do I install Okta Verify on my new device?
  • I set up Okta Verify already but deleted the app from my device.
  • I had to factory reset my device.

Solution

Your Okta Verify account might still be tied to your original app installation. Installing the app on the new device or reinstalling the app on your current device and adding the account back might not be enough. These are some possible solutions:

  • Sign in to your organization’s Okta End-User Dashboard and tap the arrow next to your username. Go to Settings and remove Okta Verify. Then, set up Okta Verify again. See Restore Okta Verify on the same Android device.
  • If you lost your original device, sign in to your Okta End-User Dashboard with a different security method. See Sign in to resources protected by Okta.
  • If Okta Verify is your only security sign-in method and you can’t access your account, contact your help desk.

Can’t sign in with push notifications

Issue

  • The sign-in page tells me to check Okta Verify, but the app doesn't receive the push notification.
  • I can't sign in to my account even if I approve the push notification sent to my device.

Solution

Ensure that these conditions are met:

  • In Okta Verify on your device, you have an account for your organization.This organization provides the app that you are trying to sign in to.

    Account in Okta Verify

  • Okta Verify notifications are turned on.
  • The date and time on your device are set to automatic. The clock on your device must be in sync with the time maintained by your cellular provider’s network. Small differences between your device clock and the network clock can cause issues.
  • The latest version of Okta Verify is installed on your device. For details, see Set up Okta Verify on Android devices.

If your problem persists, contact your IT admin or help desk, or restore your account. See Restore Okta Verify on the same Android device.

Can’t sign in with a code

Issue

  • The sign-in page tells me to enter a code from the Okta Verify app, but I don’t see the code in the app.
  • Although I enter the correct code from Okta Verify, I still can’t sign in or I receive an error.

Solution

Ensure that these conditions are met:

  • In Okta Verify on your device, you have an account for your organization. This organization provides the app that you are trying to sign in to.

    Account in Okta Verify

  • The date and time on your device are set to automatic. The clock on your device must be in sync with the time maintained by your cellular provider’s network. Even small differences between your device clock and the network clock can cause issues.
  • The latest version of Okta Verify is installed on your device. For details, see Set up Okta Verify on Android devices.

If your problem persists, contact your help desk or try to restore your account. See Restore Okta Verify on the same Android device.

Can’t sign in with Okta FastPass in Incognito mode

Issue

In Incognito mode, when I click Sign in with Okta FastPass, Okta Verify doesn't launch.

Solution

Exit Incognito mode and try again.

Related topics

Okta Verify for Android FAQs