Quickly fix Gmail incorrect password/user name error on iPhone?


Suddenly iPhone mail app stop getting mails and display error message like “Cannot Get Mail. The user name or password for imap.gmail.com is incorrect”. Its display this error message even the user not made any change in Gmail account setting on the iPhone.

Gmail username password incorrect

Quick Fix :-

This problem might happened because of the Gmail 2 step verification. So disable 2 step verification feature on your Gmail account.
Go to Settings -> Accounts and import -> Change Account Settings -> Other Google Account Settings -> Security Tab -> Choose disable 2-step verification under password.

So how to fix this Gmail issue when its occur on your iOS device?

Step 1: Quit/close all mail based clients and apps that are accessing the affected mail account. That’s mean close your iPhone, iPad or other mobile email apps and quit your Windows or Mac mail clients.

Step 2: Open Safari app on your affected iPhone and go to this page:

http://www.google.com/accounts/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

Step 3: Enter the full Gmail address, password and fill the Captcha (type the letters you see in the picture). Press the unlock button to verify your Gmail account. If you don’t see the 16 digit password, try again.

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833?hl=en

Note : If you scroll down the page, you have generated 16 digit password for your iOS device. Enter this password instead of your own incoming and out going password for mail in iPhone Gmail settings -> Mail -> account.

Step 4: Finally open your iPhone mail app. Now your Gmail account access should be restored.

Fix 3:-
Connect your Gmail account on your computer and navigate to http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=185833

Add a specific application. Name it like “Gmail iPhone” and use the password they provide you to create Gmail account on your iPhone app.

Another fix :-

On your iPhone, delete Gmail account. Go to the website any fix 1o minute things, Then add back the Gmail account.

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One response to Quickly fix Gmail incorrect password/user name error on iPhone?

It keeps coming up"need to update password for gmail account but when i put in my password it says wrong password and it is the correct password

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