I received an email yesterday that my GMAIL Account had suspicous sign on activity and the IP address was in Japan, so when i tried to sign on it made me change my password, so i changed my password using my computer at home, but when i tried to change the password from my phone Iphone 4 i got the same error. So from my desktop i went to my Google settings and disable the two step sign on feature. now my email is working again on my phone.. fingers crossed.
Yes, this method does work.
Even though on the app-specific passwords page, Google claims that,
Some applications that work outside a browser aren't yet compatible with 2-step verification and cannot ask for verification codes, for example:
- Apps on smartphones such as Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, etc..
Ignore that message from Google. The app-specific passwords fixes this issue on iphone 5s (iOS 7.1.1)
Hi everyone. You can resolve this issue by just simple turning off your
2-step verification from your Google account, go to
and click "Turn off 2-step verification...
If you would like to keep 2-step verification enabled, in order for your phone to receive email you will likely need to use or Install Google Authenticator on your application store and you need to login you gmail account by going to your mobile browser > www.gmail.com > once logged in just go to account setting then there is a blue link for 2-step verification and there are help buttons there that you can press to set this up.
So it is really easy Ü
Hope this helps,
Same exact problem.
Started yesterday for me (in Spain, if that matters).
No change yet.
iPad Mini Retina is affected.
iPhone 4 is not.
MacBook Air… not sure - don't use it much.
Both handheld devices are running iOS 7.1.1.
All devices are on the same network(s).
All networks are affected.
I expect it will be resolved soon by an unseen hand, with none of us the wiser.
This is the one that finally worked. Thanks to "Doug from Toronto"!
- "Cannot Get Mail. The mail server "imap.gmail.com" is not responding. Verify that you have entered the correct account into in Mail settings."
- Only occurs with iOS Mail app & iMessage.
- Only occurs with one particular WiFi network. Doesn't occur with 3G, 4G or most WiFi networks.
Solution That Worked For Me When Nothing Else Would:
- Go to Settings>General [Then scroll down]>Reset>Reset All Settings
- None of the other fixes worked, but this worked for me on iOS 6.1.3. I doesn't erase anything, and I did not have to re-enter the gmail settings, but I did have to re-enter the gmail password.
- Other settings that had to be re-entered included, the setting to use Passcode, the time before Passcode is required again after lock (because immediately is annoying) and my WiFi password.
You will probably loose other saved WiFi passwords, but it's a small price to pay to have gmail working again.