Duo Mobile on Android

Device specific information for Duo Mobile for Android.

The Duo Mobile application makes it easy to authenticate - just tap "Approve" on the login request sent to your Android device. You can also quickly generate login passcodes, even without an internet connection or cell service.

Find the latest version of Duo Mobile in Google Play.

Supported Platforms: The current version of Duo Mobile supports Android 2.3.3 and greater.

To see which version of Duo Mobile is installed on your device, go to the Android Settings menu, tap Apps, then scroll down and tap Duo Mobile. The "App Info" screen shows the version.



Required Application Privileges

Privilege Explanation

Used to capture QR Code during setup. Used during Enrollment. This can be disabled after enrollment.

Receive Data From Internet / Full Network Access Used for Duo Push
Control Vibration

Vibration for Notifications

Prevent Device From Sleeping Prevent sleep within certain sections of the application.


Duo Push

Duo Push is the easiest and quickest way of authenticating. You'll get a login request sent to your phone - just press Approve to authenticate.

If you are running Android 4.1 or later, you can approve the request right from the notification.

If you get a login request that you weren't expecting, press Deny to reject the request. You'll be given the ability to report it as fraudulent, or you can tap It was a mistake to deny the request without reporting it.


Just tap the key icon to get a one-time passcode for login. This works anywhere, even in places where you don't have an internet connection or can't get cell service.

Adding Accounts to Duo Mobile

During the setup process you'll see a barcode to scan. Tap "Add Account" (or the plus button in the upper right). Scan the barcode to add the account to Duo Mobile.

If you ever need to re-add your account to Duo Mobile, contact your administrator.

Third-Party Accounts

Duo Mobile supports third-party TOTP accounts, like Google and Dropbox.

Removing Accounts

Delete an account by long-pressing on an account. Then tap "Remove account" and confirm the deletion.

Pull to Refresh

Check for authentication requests by pulling the account list down. Duo Mobile automatically checks for authentication requests, but if you think you have missed a request, then tap the list of accounts and pull down to refresh.

Backup & Restore

It is not currently possible to backup and restore your registered Duo Mobile accounts on Android.

Keywords:duo mobile android mfa 2fa   Doc ID:70786
Owner:Brian W.Group:Rice University
Created:2017-02-17 12:30 CDTUpdated:2017-04-26 15:36 CDT
Sites:Rice Sandbox, Rice University
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