How to Generate Third Party App Password For Gmail?

Generate App Password

An App Password is a 16-digit passcode that provides a less secure app or device permission to access the Google Account. Follow the steps below to create an app password:

Note: You have to turn off the two-step verification to create a third-party app password in Gmail.

Step 1: Open Gmail and Login with the required credentials.

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Step 2: At the extreme right corner, you will find your Account icon, click on it and opt for Manage your Google Account.

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Step 3: Now, you will find this Google Account page on your screen.

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Step 4: Select the Security option from the left panel.

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Step 5: In the Security wizard, scroll the page and go to Signing in to Google.

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Step 6: Here, click on the App Password from the displaying options.

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Step 7: You will be redirected to the Login Page.

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Step 8: Now, enter your Gmail account password and click Next.

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Step 9: At the Next wizard, Select the app and Device you want to generate the app password for:

Example:- Select Mail on Windows Computer.

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Step 10: Click on the Generate button.

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Step 11: Finally, your app password for the selected option is generated.

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Step 12: Now, Copy & Paste it for further use and Click Done.

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Note: If you are using SysInfo Gmail Backup Tool, then you will have to enter the Gmail account email address and third-party app password to sign in. Thus use the created app password at the required field.

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Turn On Two-Step Verification

Using 2-Step Verification (formerly known as two-factor authentication), you can add an extra layer of security to your Google account if your password is stolen. Follow the steps below to turn on two-step verification:

Step 1: Open Gmail and Login with the required credentials.

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Step 2: At the extreme right corner, you will find your Account icon, click on it and opt for Manage your Google Account.

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Step 3: Now, you will find this Google Account page on your screen.

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Step 4: Select the Security option from the left panel.

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Step 5: In the Security wizard, scroll the page and go to Signing in to Google.

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Step 6: In the Signing in to Google, click on the 2-Step Verification.

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Step 7: Click on the Get Started button.

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Step 8: Enter your Gmail account password and click Next.

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Step 9: Now, click Try It Now to continue the process for getting set up to receive Google Prompts.

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Step 10: Google sends a prompt to all the devices you had listed. To continue, click Yes in the prompt on your device.

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Step 11: If you want to use another option like a Physical device, Text Message, or Voice Call, select another option from the drop-down and click Continue.

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Step 12: Now, you have to add a backup option like Contact Number, and you will also have to verify the same by using a Text message or Phone call. Click Send.

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Step 13: Type your Gmail account password and click the Next button.

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Step 14: Now, enter your Code and click Next.

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Step 15: Click on the Turn On button, and the Two-step verification of your Gmail account gets on.

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Note: If you are using SysInfo Gmail Backup Tool, then your two-step verification needs to be on because for signing your Gmail account in the software, you have to enter the third-party app password.

Allows Less Secure App in Gmail

Step 1: Open Gmail and Login with the required credentials.

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Step 2: Go to Less Secure App Settings: https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps?pli=1

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Step 3: Now, slide the toggle to the right to enable less secure app access.

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Enable IMAP in Gmail or Google Mail

IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol, is a type of protocol that allows you to save the messages from a mail provider's servers, such as those for Gmail, onto your computer. Thus you will use it on another IMAP compatible email to view or edit emails.

Note: To access Gmail from other email clients, you do need to enable IMAP access. To-do-so, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open Gmail and Login with the required credentials.

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Step 2: Click on the Setting Gear Icon and opt for See All Settings.

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Step 3: Now, select the Forward and POP/IMAP tab from the Gmail setting interface.

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Step 4: Under IMAP access, click on the radio button of Enable IMAP.

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Step 5: After that, click on the Save Changes button.

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Note: Now, it is required to change the SMTP & some other settings in your mail profile. Follow the mentioned below information to update your settings:

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server:

  • imap.gmail.com
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • Port: 993

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server: smtp.gmail.com

  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • Requires TLS: Yes (if available)
  • Requires Authentication: Yes
  • Port for SSL: 465
  • Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587

Full Name or Display Name: Your name

Account Name, User name, or Email address: Your full email address

Password: Your Gmail password

Note: In this way, you can easily enable IMAP in your Gmail account. Further, you can also access your Gmail account with other email clients.

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