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    Just got an Iphone 13 yesterday.  I use MS Authenticator on my iphone and ipad.  I see the instructions for how to set up the new device using backup, however, the backup is from my Ipad.  When I turn backup on my phone, it says backup already exists and do I want to overwrite it.

    I know by design, the app is not synced across devices for security reasons.  But then, I should be able to backup both devices to iCloud.  I don’t understand how this should work – if the backups aren’t identical, then I should be able to have two!

    Fortunately, I only have 2 accounts.  So – should I manually recreate those two accounts (Azure and Microsoft)?  I will have Authenticator set up on both iphones, which I think is how it works when you use the backup anyway.

    Or, can I click backup on iphone Authenticator – it will overwrite the ipad backup.  Restore on new iphone.  Then backup the ipad again and overwrite the iphone backup?

    I just don’t want to mess it up and potentially lose access! thanks.

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