How to Generate an App-Specific Password for Gmail.com
What is App-Specific Password?
App-specific passwords add an extra layer of security to your Gmail account. They allow you to sign in to your account and securely access information stored in Gmail from a third-party app. App-specific passwords maintain a high level of security and help ensure your Gmail account password won’t be collected or stored by any third-party apps you use.
How to Generate an App-Specific Password?
Step 1. Open your browser, visit the www.gmail.com webpage, and login into your Gmail account using your regular Gmail address and password.
Step 2. In the main Gmail page, click on the circle icon (located in the top right corner of the page), then click on the Manage your Google Account option.
Step 3. On the Google Account Management page, click the Security option.
Step 4. In the Signing in to Google section, you will see 2-step verification options. Turn on 2-step verification.
Step 5. Follow the guide until 2-step verification is enabled.
Step 6. Make sure you add your mobile phone number so you can receive a text or a call for the security key.
Step 7. Input the key you received on your mobile device.
Step 8. Click the TURN ON option.
Step 9. On the Security page and in the Signing in to Google section, you will see an App-passwords option.
Step 10. Click on the App-passwords option. In the app-passwords window, select which service and device the app-password is going to be used for.
Step 11. Click the GENERATE button and an app-password will be generated - copy it.
Step 12. Finally, use the generated app-password key instead of your regular password, in the application where you have added your Gmail account.
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