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3-22-2012 @ 4:31PM
What was said about getting an authenticator. Everyone has a smart phone.. It's crazy not to just install the App and protect your account. Why would you NOT do this. Prevent so many potential problems if someone does try to get your account.I've seen lots of mates and fellow guildees get caught out with scams and it's painful getting it all sorted again. And don't forget you even get a free pet for doing it.
3-22-2012 @ 4:44PM
The only problem with the phone based version is if you forget to disconnect the authenticator BEFORE you reset your phone to factory default for whatever reason ;)
3-22-2012 @ 4:54PM
@G01851thats no longer necessary. all u need to do is get the information to recover your authenticator account when u reset your phone. all u need to do is open your authenticator app, click ur menu button, and select set up. from there, press continue and a screen with "Write these down" will appear. it'll be ur serial and restore code. u can have that handy somewhere on ur computer, as an email u send to urself, or a yellow sticky note safely stored somewhere. from there, if ur phone crashes or u need to reformat it, or get a new phone, just download the authenticator app again, click menu and select "restore". input the info and ur done, u have ur authenticator again without removing it from ur account. ur account remains safe should something happen to ur phone and is being restored, or buying a new phone. ive done this at least for times (damn captivate lol) and just recently when i purchased the HTC Vivid.
3-22-2012 @ 5:17PM
@G01851Except...When I ran the 5.0 update on my iOS device, I didn't have anything written down and I did something to bungle the install. I had to do a fresh restore of the entire iOS. I lost all my Authenticator info. It took less than 1 hour for Blizzard's automated system to restore access to my account.
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