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.