Setting Up a Different MFA Method

If you do not have a mobile device compatible with the Microsoft Authenticator application, it is possible to configure MFA using a phone number. The instructions below cover steps to set this up. 

When prompted to setup the Microsoft Authenticator app, click I want to set up a diffferent method.

Select an alternative MFA method

You will be prompted to select a different method. Click on the drop down list and select Phone.

Select Phone for authentication

Click Confirm.

Confirm method

Enter your phone number, making sure to select the country the number is associated with. Select the Receive a code option and click Next.

Enter phone information

A text message will be sent to your number with a one time code. Enter the code into the on-screen prompt. Click Next.

Verify with one time code

You have now completed phone verification. Click Next.

Verification complete

The screen below should be displayed, confirming your settings. Click Done.