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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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Allow Mac os X Mail to Add Gmail

Having Trouble Adding Gmail to Mac OS X Mail?

Having trouble adding your Gmail account to Mac OS X Mail software? It’s most likely an easy fix, as I found out today. On this particular Macintosh, they were running an older version of the operating system. Apparently, that version of Mac OS X Mail is not considered secure in the eyes of Gmail and they block access to it. Here’s how to fix it:

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 most 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 Mail software to allow access to Gmail.

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