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Cannot sign into GMail on older iPads and iPhones?

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Can’t access Gmail on an older iOS device?

Are you having trouble logging into Gmail on an older iOS device like an iPad or iPhone? I had this issue a few minutes ago where I was trying to put in my Gmail password, which I verified was correct, and it kept telling me my username or password were incorrect. After further digging, I found out that Google considers the older iOS mail software used on an iPad or iPhone as “unsecure,” and blocks it.

Here’s the fix to allow Gmail on your older iPad or iPhone.

First, visit http://www.google.com/accounts/DisplayUnlockCaptcha and sign in with your Gmail username and password. If necessary, enter the letters in the distorted picture.

Secondly, and even more important, visit this website: Allow less secure apps and choose “Allow” to let less secure apps access your Google account. This is a less secure option, but, it may be the only way to get your older iPad or iPhone mail software to allow access to Gmail.

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Has Apple Music deleted any of your personal music collection?

A severe iTunes bug can delete personal music in Apple Music

Have you lost music off of your computer while using Apple music? Apple is supposedly working on a fix for this.

Recently, many reports have surfaced from around the web that claim that Apple music is deleting users personal email collections randomly.

While Apple has personally said that this is not a reproducible issue, there are clearly many instances with Apple music and iTunes Match in general (such as this one, this one and this one) of this happening. Finally, the silence has been broken by Apple and they claim to be working on a fix for iTunes that will stop this from happening. The fix for iTunes will include extra safeguards that should ensure that no music gets deleted off of the user’s computer without explicit permission.

Who’s affected by this bug an Apple Music?

Apple has basically said that a small number of users have complained about this issue and they’re taking it very seriously to get to the bottom of it. There’s a lot of complex matching happening behind the scenes between the users computer and Apple servers that host the music. Complaints range from music simply disappearing off of the computer, to the wrong songs being matched when uploaded to Apple’s music server. In some cases, music that was personally created by musicians were deleted without warning from the user’s computer. Apple has previously released patches that addressed some of these issues, but the main issue of disappearing music is back in the news.

There is no word when the actual patch will become available but keep checking back here and we will report when it becomes ready for download. In the meantime let us know in our poll below if you’ve lost music on Apple music.

Have you lost music while using Apple Music or iTunes Match?

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