How to Create an App Password for Gmail

If you use 2-Step-Verification and are seeing a “password incorrect” error when trying to access your Google Account, an App password may solve the problem.

An App Password is a 16-digit passcode that gives an app or device restricted access to your Google Account without having to divulge your personal password and complete access to your Google Account.

Follow the instructions below to set your Google App Password.

1. Add an App Password

Note: Google now requires that you have 2-Step-Verification enabled before you can set up an application password.

Visit your App passwords page. You may be asked to sign in to your Google Account.

Note: If you are seeing a message “The setting that you are looking for is not available for your account.” you should enable 2-Step-Verification first.

In the Select app dropdown menu, choose the app you’re using. You can also select Other and enter you own custom app name.

In the Select device dropdown menu, choose the device you’re using. You can also select Other and enter you own custom device name.

What you select in these dropdowns actually has no bearing on the functionality of the app password. They are just used for your own guide and for Google to show you the appropriate instructions in the next step.

Click Generate.

Will then see the dialog box below with your App Password

Copy the16-character password you just generated and paste it into the E-Mail Address Password field in PriceIt. (Jump To>Support Tables>Users>Email Settings)

Now go back to Google where your password was generated and click DONE. After you’ve clicked done, you won’t see that App password code again. If you ever lose your app password, you can just generate a new one following the above steps.

You should now see a list of apps and devices you’ve created App passwords for.

2. Allow access to your Google Account

As a security precaution, Google may require you to complete an additional step when signing into a new device or application using an application password.

Visit the Display Unlock Captcha page and click Continue.

Complete the CAPTCHA if you are prompted.

If your account was unblocked, you should see a message Account Access Enabled.

As of May 30, 2022, ​​Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in to your Google Account using only your username and password. Watch the video below to learn how to get ahead of this change and ensure you are still able to use Gmail with PriceIt.

Prefer written directions? See below.