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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.

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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.

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Step 3. On the Google Account Management page, click the Security option.

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Step 4. In the Signing in to Google section, you will see 2-step verification options. Turn on 2-step verification.

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Step 5. Follow the guide until 2-step verification is enabled.

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Step 6. Make sure you add your mobile phone number so you can receive a text or a call for the security key.

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Step 7. Input the key you received on your mobile device.

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Step 8. Click the TURN ON option.

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Step 9. On the Security page and in the Signing in to Google section, you will see an App-passwords option.

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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.

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Step 11. Click the GENERATE button and an app-password will be generated - copy it.

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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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