iOS 8 Mail app useless for gmail !

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  1. Ethos Evoss macrumors regular

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    apple is crap .. just cannot set my gmail bcos it says am putting wrong password but am putting CORRECT password ..
    whatsup with u apple u not compatible with ANYTHING !!
     
  2. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Mine works fine.

    Maybe your password is wrong?
     
  3. minimo3 macrumors regular

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    Do you have 2-step verification with Google/Gmail? If so, you need to create an app-specific password then use that when setting up your email with your iPhone/iPad.
     
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    oh the irony..

    Actually you have to generate a specific password for a specific app. Go to your google acc and generate it.
     
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    An individual issue of some sort suddenly makes an app general useless for everyone? Yeah...
     
  8. Ethos Evoss, Jan 22, 2015
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    I dont have any problem with my android smartphone..
    It knows it detects two step verify and all is good..
    Why not apple does it auto?
    App specific passwrd. how?
    I actually disabled two step it allowed me then when I had all done I reenabled two step and it messed all up again..
     
  9. mlody, Jan 22, 2015
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    The only system that this process is automated is android. You will need app specific password on iPhone, iPad, mac for mail, blackberry, windows phone and windows desktop.
    Also, outlook.com 2-form authentication works in the similar fashion and a specific password is also required on Apple devices/computers.
     
  10. xraydoc, Jan 22, 2015
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    Time to learn how Google's two-step authorization works...

    Any app that'so not written by Google itself will need an app-specific password.

    Ironically, you can learn how to do this by typing in to Google "app specific password."
     
  11. cyb3rdud3, Jan 22, 2015
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    As others have said, this is a Google thing for their proprietary email protocol. This kind of **** wouldn't happen if Google stuck to open standards ;)

    However it doesn't have to be an issue at all, I've got seven google hosted email addresses on my iOS and OS X devices without any issue. Perhaps reflect on yourself a little first before blaming others ;)
     
  12. Ethos Evoss, Jan 22, 2015
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    Not myself.. why apple NOT doing anything with it ?
    Like superb android.. ?!?!

    installed gmail... dont have time mess with apI error.. android IS capable sort automated system out apple doesn't
     
  13. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    Been using Gmail for about 5 years now on iPhones without an issue...the only annoyance being Google deciding to drop exchange support unless you pay for it!
     
  14. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 6502a

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    Because Google utilises a proprietary method which doesn't allow others to do that. It has only been mentioned to you several times.

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    And as others including myself have highlighted it works just fine with the normal app. It is a one time authorisation for your own security. Really don't see the big deal.
     
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    Why you not buy superb android phone instead ?!?!?!
     
  17. Ethos Evoss thread starter macrumors regular

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    What ?? sorry didnt get u AT ALL .. once more please ? translate ? ;)

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    aaaa when I turned verify on it sent me to THAT page u showin . i just closed it .. now I know .. thnx so much :p
    THaank uuu

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    I have Mate 7 gorgeous.. but I love iphone 5 too now thinking of 6 ..:rolleyes::D
     
  18. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Make sure you understand what you're talking about before you start calling something crap:
    https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833?hl=en

    Note that this isn't unique to Apple as indicated by that link as well as other posts in this thread.

    Which is a Google product so of course it works with Google's 2-step verification. Many systems do not. Again, it's not just Apple. The issue isn't Apple, it's Google 2-step verification. Mlody's post, #9, lists others that do not work with Google's 2-step.
     
  19. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    I don't know why people expect competitors to make sure their products run perfectly with Apple (or any other vendor). If Google can make something not work perfectly with Apple that is to their advantage.
    I'd guess at once a week there is a thread about how come Apple doesn't do xxxx - and it is mostly a non-Apple application that needs to be fixed and not Apple.
    If you are a competitor or a developer who hasn't updated their app in several years - don't blame Apple.
     
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    I use two Gmail accounts through the iOS email app and it works great.
     
  21. predation macrumors 6502a

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    been using the gmail app.. only because it supports labels...

    i use a lot of labels in my email and the natvie ios email app doesn't support it..
    booo
     
  22. Ethos Evoss thread starter macrumors regular

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    u didnt had issues bcos u dont use 2step..

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    no no it isnt crap i like iphone .. but there are glitches and in android too

    it is just tough security at least we see that google cares bout strong safety !!!
    Guys dont see it as fail from google .. or apple... security is MUST
     
  23. cyb3rdud3, Jan 24, 2015
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    cyb3rdud3 macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 8 Mail app useless for gmail !



    and 2 step is not an issue, it is a security feature., you just need to rtfm
     
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    The Gmail app has push notifications. The Apple mail app does not support push notifications for Gmail. Note that Google was the one who dropped support for push notifications for Gmail on iOS a few years ago.
     

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