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IMAP clients generally need to use application-specific passwords in order to access accounts that use 2-step verification. You'll need to generate a new app-specific password, then use that to set up your incoming/outgoing servers instead of using your regular account password. Google's support page (linked above) includes instructions for doing this. ...


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There are several ways to address your concerns. First - you should print the emergency codes. Google has good directions on how to do so here. (reproduced here) Sign in to your accounts at https://www.google.com/accounts/SmsAuthConfig. Look for the “Printable backup codes” area. Click Show/Generate codes. If you are fine using the current set of backup ...


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Good answer, but this was still confusing to me, because it wouldn't let me enter the app-specific password for Google's Play Store. Final Solution: Create an app-specific password for Google Play at https://accounts.google.com/IssuedAuthSubTokens (E.g., name it "Android Phone Play Store"). On the phone, add a 2nd Google account (All Settings > Accounts &...


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If you signed up for 2-step verification, you may need to enter an application-specific password in place of your regular account password. You can generate an application-specific password when you are authorizing access to your Google Account. This process takes a few minutes, and you only need to do it once per application or device. Note: For Android ...


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Yes, you can use multiple accounts -- did you try it? I use 3. Add them like any other account through Settings -> Accounts and sync -> Add account.


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You would have to use your emergency backup codes you should have printed out: Backup Code Page. These are one-time use codes that Google recommends you print for emergencies to access your Google account to unlock your phone. Additional Information for methods of gaining account access.


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The simplest solution would be to remove the lock screen but that leads to a whole new set of problems. I would recommend switching to another type of lock screen such as PIN input or password input. That way the OK button must be pressed in order to submit a password attempt. The most effective solution of course - don't give your smartphone to your kids. ...


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This is actually what you have to use backup codes for. If you can still access your old device and it's rooted you can backup the database and restore it on your new phone. However, if you can no longer access your old phone and you do not have recovery codes you have to contact their support and sort it out with them. This is the purpose of two-factor ...


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You should try to set up an "application specific" password for your tab, and enter THAT password when you enter your account details. Now you totally avoid the second screen asking for the code. You can create an application specific password at https://accounts.google.com/b/0/IssuedAuthSubTokens (at least that's the one I use) Kind regards joern


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If you have a backup application, you may be able to back up the app's data, sync it to the cloud, and restore it on the other device. The one time I tried that it just made Authenticator crash on startup. If you saved the secret keys you're given, which is a good idea as long as they're secure and separate from your passwords, you can re-enter them on a ...


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Here is what I did when I migrated to a new device: Install the Authenticator App on the new device Go to the 2-step verification site I then clicked on "Switch to SMS/voice" You can try to click on "move to a different phone" 1. I then had authenticator text me the verification code so I could sign in with my google account on the phone. I then opened ...


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Finally I found the answer for this problem. following url has the answer http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=ch_b%2F0%2FSmsAuthConfig&answer=185833 Create a application specific password. Enter that as password.


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That's what a factory reset is for - it does wipe all accounts associated with the handset. You will need to go into your Google Account on your trusted PC to generate a password to use and key that into the Google Account after factory reset. When you use Gmail on your trusted PC: Go into Settings on the right hand of the GMail web page - its a drop-...


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On any Android device, rooted or not: When you set up 2-factor authentication, there's an option to do so manually (without using a 2D barcode). You can then also write it down. If you have set it up already, you can re-do this and create it again. (as already noted) Have those 10 emergency one-time codes at hand If you have root rights, you can access the ...


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I found a partial solution to my question: I was unable to use the 2-step verification using SMS message. I went to my google account settings and changed to Voice Call instead of SMS Instructions: Go to https://myaccount.google.com/ (make sure it's logged in to your desired account) Select "Sign-in and security" Edit the 2-Step Verification (pencil ...


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Like most other 2FA implementations, Yahoo also supports "App Passwords" for apps and APIs which do not have a proper login system to authorize the 2-factor login. These are static passwords which work as if there's no 2FA implemented at all. Be sure to never share such password with anybody as it bypasses the 2FA. Yahoo has detailed steps to generate the ...


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I just experienced the same problem and according to WhatsApp support there is no real solution for it. I also got a new SIM with a phone number that was used by someone else before. This previous users WhatsApp account had two-step verification activated which means I couldn't activate WhatsApp since it was asking for the pin that I don't have and that can ...


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I had the same issue on my Galaxy S5. I had a different messaging app as my default. When I reverted my default back to the stock messaging app, it was able to automatically verify via text.


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Did you took a copy of Backup Codes which are provided while enabling 2-Step Verification? They can help you to login if you've them. Otherwise, try resetting your password. That's the only option left. And, from the next time install the Google Authenticator App from PlayStore as it creates code by itself and comes very handy. No reliance on SMS/Call.


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I had a hard time to resolve the same problem because my Gmail accound wasn't correctly configured with 2-step verification. In case it might help somebody, here is how to do that : Turn on 2-Step Verification Go to the 2-Step Verification page. You might have to sign in to your Google Account. Select Get started. Follow the step-by-step setup ...


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Native Google apps don't use password (which you entered before activating 2-step authentication) everytime to log in. They only need it for the first time. After the first authentication, an Auth. Token is downloaded which is used for subsequent logins. As this Auth. Token isn't your main password, verification code isn't required at all. So, your apps ...


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You can temporarily turn off 2-step verification, and turn it back on after you have logged in. I had the same issue with Galaxy Tab 2, and did just that.


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To regain access to your phone, first you have to regain access to your account on a computer. Like Dylan said, this can be done using your one-time backup codes. (You saved those codes, right?) Once you've done that, generate a new application-specific password. (https://accounts.google.com/b/0/IssuedAuthSubTokens or Account settings -> Security -> 2-...


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I have used Secure Settings, although it does not always work as advertised. I use this with Locale to simply disable the lockscreen when I'm in certain locations.


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I am unable to understand why you've problem. As you've said in your second point, it asks users to login with Google Account. When it comes to authentication of Google Account, why is password matter to you? You can do this in those situations: Create a new application-specific password and use that (you can delete old one). Use one time emergency ...


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You can use your normal Google Account password to unlock the phone (as long as you are connected to the internet), even if you have 2-step authentication turned on. I have tested it on a Galaxy Nexus running ICS and another running Jelly Bean, and on a Nexus 7 running Jelly Bean. There might be a possibility that this was different on Android 2.3 but I don'...


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