When the 2-Step Verification
has been enabled for your account, you can not access your gmail account from some apps, such as: "Mail" on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.
You do not have to turn off 2-Step Verification. The simple solution is to obtain an application-specific password
that you will use once to apply for Mail. Use the helpful steps as follows:
To get your apps working again, you'll need something called an application-specific password. Don't worry—we'll generate one for you, and you won't need to remember it. Get started now.
1. Login to Gmail.
If your primary phone is ever unavailable when you need a code, Google can send one to a backup, like your home or work phone or even a family member's phone. Click on Add a phone number in the Backup phones section.
2. Go to Account > Security > 2-Step Verification.
3. You will immediately be taken to screen informing you that 2-step verification
has been activated and provide you with further options. The first one is to enter a backup phone number (very good idea) and the second to is get list of printable codes (I actually stored these as a secure note in Dropbox). The third one is the one we're most interested in right now; it's called "Application specific passwords
". Click the Manage application specific passwords
link in the lower righthand corner.
4. At the bottom of the screen you should see a password generator
. Give a name to the password you're generating. Be as specific as necessary. For example, if both you and you wife use iPhones, share a Gmail account, and will access the account from both iPhones, make sure you give each device a separate name like "John's iPhone" and "Dave's iPhone.
And now set up a backup phone Get backup codes
5. Click on Show/Generate codes.
about 2-Step Verification and update
your settings at any time.
6. Immediately enter this passcode into your iPhone's Mail Settings via Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Accounts
7. Delete your current gmail account by selecting it and pressing the "-" button.
8. Add a new Gmail Account
by pressing the plus and selecting Gmail.
9. Type that new password in, you can copy paste it(Do not enter spaces.
10. Hit Setup and it shoud be now syncing up your calendar and mail account again!
Repeat steps 4-5 for iPad, Mac, and any other devices you may want to access your Gmail account from.
There you have it! Now you're all set to use Gmail's 2-step verification security feature and still have access to your email from the Mail clients on your favorite devices.
(This post was last modified: 10-16-2013 07:58 PM by Administrator.)