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Topic # 95368 1-Jan-2012 15:19
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I'm not sure what I did to upset things, but I have a strange problem with loging onto android market app and gmail app on phone. It asks me for password, which it keeps saying I entered wrong password, re enter. I can log on to my gmail mail account using the web browser on phone. 
The strange part is I can log onto android app store on computer and my gmail account.
(no hair left to pull out)
 

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  Reply # 563518 1-Jan-2012 16:22
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Perhaps you have enabled 2-step authentication on your gmail/google account?
This would require you to set up application specific passwords for things like android/iOS devices.

So, if you have enabled 2-step authentication, and you are trying to use your standard gmail password on the gmail/market app, it won't accept it.



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  Reply # 563521 1-Jan-2012 16:31
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Yes, 2-step authentication was enabled. Now disabled and all is working. A big thankyou.

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  Reply # 563543 1-Jan-2012 17:30
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dukester: Yes, 2-step authentication was enabled. Now disabled and all is working. A big thankyou.

For the sake of security, I would be inclined to keep 2-step authentication on, and just create application specific passwords for your mobile devices etc.

You can create these application specific passwords via your main google account page.

:-)

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