- 11-27-2012, 11:01 AM #1
Why can't I set up my Gmail account on this phone. It starts syncing but it gives me a message saying that Google account information is incorrect. I know I'm putting in the correct password. My other email account which is a sbcglobal.net was no problem. Any ideas?
- 11-27-2012, 11:11 AM #2
- 11-27-2012, 01:48 PM #3
- 11-28-2012, 08:16 AM #6
- 11-29-2012, 06:01 AM #9
- 11-30-2012, 09:37 AM #10
Ok everyone get ready to laugh because I'm a complete dumb ***!!! I remembered early this morning that a few weeks ago I signed up for that 2-step verification for my Google account. When you do this Google generates a application -specific password that you need to enter on your mobile device when setting up Gmail for the first time. It works perfect now. When you start losing your memory like this, you realize that old age can be a cruel thing!!!
07-13-2013, 02:54 AM #11
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I had purchased Nokia Lumia 520 (Windows Phone 8). I add my Gmail account normally. But I got an error & can't sync my mails. I have tried with few changes and now Gmail is working on my Windows Phone. You need not install any unofficial client. But How?
As we use Gmail on Outlook Express or any other email clients on PC/Laptop(Windows OS). Those settings works fine on Windows Phone 8 Also. No drastic change in setting. Here, I mentioned the settings for Gmail(for IMAP & POP both) to use in Windows Phone 8 (Lumia 520).
1. First go to Settings
2. Tap on email+accounts
3. Tap on +add an account
4. Choose advance setup
5. Type your Email Address & Password, Click on Next
These are basic settings. Now Select proper way (IMAP or POP). Because their is little bit difference in IMAP & POP.
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Name: abc123 (Eg. 1st mail id use Gmail, for 2nd use Gmail2 or your choice)
Incoming mail server(for IMAP): imap.gmail.com:993
Incoming mail server(for POP): pop.gmail.com:995
Password: your password
outgoing mail server: smtp.gmail.com:465
Outgoing server requires authentication - Checked
Use the same username and password for sending email - checked
Require SSL for incoming mail - Checked
Require SSL for Outgoing mail - Checked
Now Gmail account can sync without any errors. If you don't have network connectivity then it gives an error, but don't worry. Just connect to Wi-Fi or mobile internet and it will sync your mails without any error. You can set other settings as per your choice like [Download New Content] & [Download email from].
These settings successfully works on my Lumia 520.
I use email option for sync only. So, cant write about calendar and contacts.
If anyone have suggestions or more information just reply.
- 10-04-2013, 09:56 PM #12
Customer remembers they have 2-step verification for Google account enabled which is causing phone not to sync.
Q: Can you EXPAND on the work around /what you did? I'm assuming you disabled the Gmail verification 2-step entirely, or there's a option to disable it temporarily, then re-enable?
(I'd prefer to leave Gmail verification 2-step ON.)
Secondary, How would you rate the ease, time spent?.... and are you happy with the built in apps supplied?
During setting up Gmail account, user name, password is entered, it is "saved" and phone shows "syncing", times out giving error message.
Upon hitting the email tile>Google account info is incorrect - User name is displayed, password section is blank awaiting for a password to be entered. If a password is entered phone shows "syncing", times out.
Under settings section:
Settings>email+accounts>email+account= Shows "Google" user name e-mail address entered, under it says: "Attention Required"
OS WP8 GDR2 update, Amber update
- 10-27-2013, 08:47 PM #13
Sent from my Nexus 7
- 03-10-2014, 06:21 PM #15
I had to secure my Gmail account from unauthorized access from countries like Nigeria and Mexico by enabling the 2-step verification feature rolled out my google to protect gmail accounts. I follow everything on Secure your Google account â€“ Two Step Authentication Â« Gmail Support Â« Gmail Login Support
- 04-15-2014, 06:28 AM #17
If you have enabled 2-step verification process, go to account settings and generate application specific password.
And in your mobile, while setting up account, use the newly generated password, instead of your regular password.. Hope this will help...
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