Google two-factor auth and iPhone apps? ...

cmeisenzahl

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Oct 7, 2005
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Who here has enabled Google two-factor authentication? Did it break anything on your phone?

I tinkered with it yesterday, and then our family's shared Google calendar stopped working. My wife couldn't see new items I added (in either the iPhone calendar or Fantastical). I disabled TFA, and all was good again.

Reading Google TFA page talked about how to use an additional app on the phone to create some additional passwords, but it wasn't clear to me where I would use them.

I also use Mailbox for GMail, not sure what will happen to that.

Anyone here doing Google TFA? Any words of wisdom?

Thanks very much in advance,
Chris
 

reundo

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Mar 12, 2014
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When you change to 2-step verification, you will have to either login into the app again (now using your password and generated code) or make a application specific password, if the app does not support the second part of the password. You will have to do this for all apps that use the login. It is really no different than changing the password for you account.

Check out these two links:
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/180744?hl=en
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833?hl=en
 

cmeisenzahl

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 7, 2005
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When you change to 2-step verification, you will have to either login into the app again (now using your password and generated code) or make a application specific password, if the app does not support the second part of the password. You will have to do this for all apps that use the login. It is really no different than changing the password for you account.

Check out these two links:
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/180744?hl=en
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833?hl=en
Thanks, reundo. I'll give these a read.

Chris