Add your Okta Verify account to another Windows device by Bluetooth

If you already use Okta Verify and want to authenticate with the same account on another Windows device, you can sync your devices using Bluetooth. By doing so, you can add your existing Okta Verify account directly to the other device without signing in to the End-User Dashboard.

Before you begin

Start this task

  1. Start on the device where you already have an Okta Verify account. Open Okta Verify and generate a code that you need to set up your new device. Follow the steps for your device type:


    1. Tap your account.

    2. On the Account details page, tap Add account to another device.

    3. Authenticate with biometrics and allow Bluetooth when prompted.

    4. Tap Allow again when this message appears: Allow Okta Verify to find, connect to, and determine the relative position of nearby devices? On some devices, the message is different: Allow Okta Verify to access this device’s location. Okta doesn’t collect the device location. Okta Verify temporarily uses the location only for syncing the two devices by Bluetooth. For details, see Android documentation.




    1. Tap or click your account.

    2. Tap or click Add Account to Another Device.

    3. Authenticate with biometrics and allow Bluetooth when prompted.

    4. Tap or click OK if this message appears: A one-time Bluetooth connection is used to add your account from one device to another.

    A QR code and a code with numbers and letters appear. Keep them handy. You're prompted for the code later.

  2. Install Okta Verify on your new Windows device.

  3. Open the app, and then go to Add account from another device.

  4. Click Add account.

    Okta Verify option for adding an account to another device using bluetooth.

  5. To allow Okta Verify to add your account from another device by using Bluetooth connection, click Allow.

  6. Set up the account. For this step, you need the code generated by Okta Verify in the first step. Enter the 8-digit code that is displayed on the other device. If the account setup is successful, a 6-digit PIN appears.

  7. Confirm that you're pairing the right devices. Enter the 6-digit PIN displayed in Okta Verify on the new device into Okta Verify on your other device. If the PIN is correct, you receive a confirmation message.

    Don't enter a PIN given to you by anyone else.

  8. On the new device, follow the Okta Verify instructions to complete the account setup.

  9. If your account setup is successful, you receive a confirmation message in Okta Verify on your new device.

You can now sign in with Okta Verify on the new device.

Related topics

Okta Verify for Android FAQ

Troubleshoot Okta Verify on Android devices