5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2013 6:54 AM by AK_Germany
Lostfan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My GMail stopped working for no apparent reason.  I get "imap.gmail.com username or password is incorrect.  Any silver bullets?

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8 (37,205 points)

    Have you deleted and re-added the account from Mail settings? Settings > Mail Contacts and Calendars > (account name) > Delete account.


  • Lostfan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes.  Its the most frustrating thing.  I am afraid at this point I'm going to have to just restore my phone.  What a pain...

  • kohnda Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Disable "two-step veification in your account settings in your gmail account. Have to login through the web and then go to account settings.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8 (37,205 points)

    I, too, often have struggles with Gmail, yet usually find Gmail being the culprit rather than the iPhone. Before you restore, try kohnda's advice.


  • AK_Germany Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did it work out in the end? My iPhone stopped picking up emails too, but only from one of my gmail accounts, the other ones are working as they should, furthermore I can send emails from the account - and I can log on via Safari and also pick up mails from that account from other devices, not just from my main device. Very frustrating - especially as it just happened out of the blue.


    And yes, I have restarted and so forth.