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if i have 2-step verification off should i need to use application specific password?

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if i have 2-step verification off should i need to use application specific password? undecided5 5/17/12 7:17 AM
if i have 2-step verification off should i need to use application specific password?

i recently changed my password from my android, when it suddenly said incorrect password-even though the password was working on the PC.  i was then able to access all google accounts successfully from my PC with the new password but not from my phone.  I have spent about 20 hours trying to remedy this, looked all over. None of my google apps work.  i either get incorrect password, failure to login, or a message telling me it can not authenticate.

I have checked and the 2-step verification is 'OFF'.  The only post that i found sort of help suggests that i get the application-specific password for the phone.  But it looks to me like that is only if the 2-step verification is "ON" (again, i did not turn it on, and it says that it is off when i checked the account settings).

thankyou to anyone, please help if you can

Re: if i have 2-step verification off should i need to use application specific password? Joshua 5/17/12 7:24 AM
No, you do not need an application specific password unless you use 2-step.

I'd start with this: