Transferring Yandex Key Accounts

You can assign the generation of one-time passwords to another device or configure the Yandex Key app on multiple smartphones at the same time.

The steps to transfer accounts in Yandex Key depend on the app version, so check that. To check the Yandex Key version, click the gear icon in the upper-left corner of the app and select the About the app section.

If your Yandex Key version is 3.0 or higher:

  • Use the backup copy of your data.

    1. Create it on the current device if it hasn't been created yet.
    2. Install the Yandex Key app on the new device.
    3. Restore data. Now you can use the app on both devices.

If your Yandex Key version is lower than 3.0, use one of these methods:

  • Use the Switch device page.
    1. Log in with two-factor authentication enabled to the account which you want to transfer to another device.
    2. Install the Yandex Key app on your new device and use it to scan the QR code to add an account. Use your old PIN code to create one-time passwords.
      Attention. Once transfer is complete, the passwords you received on your previously configured device can't be used anymore. If you want to receive one-time passwords on multiple devices, install the Yandex Key app on each of them. Open the app on all your devices and scan the QR code before proceeding to the next step.
    3. To complete configuration, enter the PIN code that you created when setting up two-factor authentication for the first time in Yandex Key, and then enter the one-time password you received.
  • Use the backup copy of your data.

    1. Create it on the current device if it hasn't been created yet.
    2. Install the Yandex Key app on the new device.
    3. Restore data. Now you can use the app on both devices.