Wondering why you can’t access Google Books app on your iPad 2 or iPhone or Android devices? Wondering why even on your desktop you can’t even access your Picasa’s web album, but yet you can log into your gmail just fine? A possible scenario is that you probably had enabled two steps verification for your Google account, therefore you have to take the extra steps in approving what applications you want your Google account to be associated with.
So how to do this?
- Just log into your gmail or directly to Google account if you can. Inside Gmail, go to the uppermost right corner where it displays your email address, click on this to pull down a pulldown menu. In the pulldown menu, choose Account Settings. In the case of you directly log into Google Account, you probably are already arrived at Account Settings page.
- On Account Settings page, locate the Security section which locates directly under a Personal Settings section, choose Authorizing Applications and Sites. Sometimes, Google will ask you to enter your Google account password on the next screen so you can access the Authorizing Applications and Sites page, do this so we can move to the next step where we will be able to approve what applications to have access to your Google account.
- On Authorizing Applications and Sites page, you will notice what websites and applications are able to communicate with your Google account; here you can also revoke the accesses of these websites and applications. Just make sure you only allow trustful websites and applications to have access to your Google account, or else you’re risking of leaking your own confidential information to malicious third parties. See the text box sits directly under the Application-specific Passwords section? Enter an application name (i.e., one at a time) for Google to generate a temporary password.
- Enter the temporary password into applications on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4 so these applications can communicate with your Google account. For an example, you want to access Google Books app on iPad 2, but it requires you to enter your Google account password. You entered the Google account password, but it didn’t work. Now you know that you need to enter the temporary password that you had followed the steps I mentioned above to generate it, and this time Google Books app allows you to access it.
Once again, I must warn you not to give out your Google password to anyone in all circumstances, and do not allow strange websites and applications to have access to your Google account. Once you do that, your Google account is no longer secure, and your information may be in the hands of malicious hackers and so on. Hopefully, my instructions here will be valid still at the time you’re trying to allow your favorite applications to have access to your Google account.