How to fix Gmail incorrect password/user name error on iPhone?

Sometimes the iPhone mail app will intermittently stop getting Gmail and the dialog box below will appear. The message "The user name or password for is incorrect" can show up even if you have made no changes to your Gmail account settings on the iPhone.

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Here are instructions on how to fix this problem should it occur on your device:

1. Quit all mail clients that are accessing the affected Gmail account. This means the Mail app on the iPhone and any other place you are accessing your Gmail from such as a computer.

2. Open Safari on the affected iPhone and navigate to this page:

3. Enter your full Gmail address, password and type the characters you see in the picture. Touch the unlock button to verify your account.

4. Open the Mail app and your Gmail access should be restored.

Thanks a bunch!

Ok everyone. After trying various "fixes" that didn't work, this is what worked for me: on your phone, delete your Gmail account. I also turned off my pc browser. Then , add the Gmail account back on the phone. Worked for me.

Tried that - didn't work for me.

Different solution :

This did not fix my problem, but reading about the 2-step verification issue I tried to delete the 2-step verification on my gmail account on my laptop. I came across this warning before I turned off the 2-step verification: Problem fixed.

this solved my problem, thanks

I went to turn off the 2-step verification and it told me to try the app password generator. There is a link to it when go to turn off 2 step and it worked great.

This worked for my iPhone 6

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Thank you. This worked.

Thank you!

Thank you for sharing. This finally fixed the problem for me.

This fixed it for me too!

This worked!! It was because of the 2 step verification that messes it up. Follow these steps and it will solve the problem.

Thanks, this worked great! I had to create a new password and that worked immediately.

Boom! Thank you.

Generating an application specific password worked. Following the above, when I tried to turn off my 2-step verification, it prompted me to generate an device password, which I did, entered it and now it is working. Thanks!

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Din not work at all. Followed the exact steps !

This worked GREAT, thanks.

I followed your instructions and when I got to the unlock capture page but is only asked for my email and password. Then after submitting it went to a page with a verification link to click. I clicked it and it said my account had bee verified and that the verification only lasts ten minutes. I tried to set up my gmail again and got the same message, the imap thing you have above. What am I doing wrong?

I had the exact same problem. Recently I put extra protection on my G-mail account by putting a "2-step verification process" on my email account. This will keep you from checking your G-mail on your phone. I went (on a computer) and logged on and took that off I instantly was able to access my emails on my phone. I didn't have to put a password in or anything. I just clicked onto the app once I did it and all my emails were there :)

Perfect that was the solution, thx

YES!!! That solution worked. THANK YOU for being awesome and sharing!

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Thnx, the other solutions didn't work for me, but this one did!

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Thank you! This worked for me as well.