After enabling 2-step verification on google or gmail account you will see that you are unable to login in the gmail app for android.Everytime you login into the gmail android app then it will always show that you have entered a wrong password.But don’t worry it is not due to password but is due to 2-step verification which can’t be resolved by the gmail app for android.But you can still login into gmail app no matter if you have enabled 2-step verification on google account.All you have to do is to login in the gmail app for smartphones by entering an “application specific password”.
How To Get An Application Specific Password For Gmail
Application specific passwords are different for different google apps.You don’t need to remember them,you have to enter them only once in the required google app.Application specific passwords are required if 2-step verification is enabled for google account.
1.Goto http://www.google.com/setting/account and login.
2.Click “Security” under the “Account” on left side.
3.Under 2-Step Verification click “Settings”.
4.Now under “Application specific passwords” click “Manage application specific passwords”.You have to enter your google account password to continue for security purposes.
5.Now you have to generate an application specific password for android gmail app.
6.Enter a name like “Password for gmail android” or you can choose of your choice and then click “Generate password”.
7.Now you will see a generated password.You have to enter this password in gmail app for android.In notifications you will see a white triangle login error.Click this white triangle and enter your generated password.
8.When you enter this application specific password in gmail android then you will not get a wrong password error again.
If you would like to know about all the security features of google account and how to enable them then you should read Google Account Security.
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