Fix GMail Incorrect Password Error on iPhone

imgresOccasionally GMail will stop sending or receiving mail claiming your password is wrong;

"The user name or password for is incorrect"

You're positive the password is correct, but that's no help.

To fix this:

  1. Log out of all clients – mobile, desktop, app, browser etc. – that are logged into the GMail account.
  2. Open Safari on the affected iPhone and go to
  3. Enter your GMail address and password.
  4. Open the mail app, mail should flow properly now.

For some useful comments on this issue, see


Note: Is your outbound mail configuration in GMail/EasyDNS messed up?

See Outbound Mail on EasyDNS with GMail.



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Can't Log In to Gmail on an iPad or iPhone

Can't log into your Goggle or Gmail account on an iPhone or iPad?

It could be the your 2-Step-Verification that's causing a "Password Incorrect" error when logging into Gmail, etc.

To fix this, you'll need to visit the Google App Password generator to get a one-time password that will authorize the device.  After that you can use your normal password.

  1.  Log into Google with the relevant account.
  2. Go to
  3. Select the App and the device you want to generate the app password for, then click GENERATE.
  4. Follow the instructions provided with the generated password that appears. Once you've entered the 16 character one-time password your email will be enabled on that device.