Gmail and iOS7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by duncanapple, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. duncanapple macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    Hi all,

    So i know google sync services are gone and I can no longer use exchange when upgrading my phone or reinstalling the OS. No worries, I'll just give up exchange/push and go back to imap, not the end of the world...

    However when I use the standard google setup option in "Mail" and put in my email address, password, etc, it doesnt work. I know my password is correct as I can log in via my mac/safari just fine.

    Is google or apple having some issue with iOS7 and Gmail? Is it just me?
  2. iceman027 macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2011
    I think you need to set up an application-specific password in the security settings of your google account. Do you use two-step authentication?
  3. duncanapple thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    Thanks for the reply. Problem solved and it was all user (me) error. I had two step verification on and forgot the process to configure that is all different and requires a trip to the iMac plus a temporary google provided password.

    Hopefully this post jogs the memory of someone else having this same issue. Doh!

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