How to Setup Gmail with Step 2 Verification on Nokia Lumia


In-order to setup Gmail with step 2 verification on Nokia lumia you will need an application specific password. This password is a one time password generated by gmail. Instead of using the normal password, you will now have to use the application specific password.


Today, I will help you setup gmail account on your Nokia lumia. Just before we begin, keep in mind that the application specific password are shown only once hence make a note of it.


How do we generate application specific password for Nokia Lumia?


  • Login to your gmail account and click on your profile icon on the top right corner


Gmail Profile

  • Click on privacy and then select security on the left hand side


  • Find ‘Authorizing applications and sites’ and click Edit


Authorizing applications and sites in Gmail


  • Login again with your password to verify your account


  • Under application specific passwords ,findΒ  ‘ Step 1 of 2: Generate new application-specific password ‘


Generate application specific password


  • Enter the name of the program for which you are creating the password and click on generate password


Application specific password

  • Copy the password in a notepad


Steps to Setup Gmail with Step 2 verification on Nokia Lumia 710/800/900


setup gmail with step 2 verification


  • Tap the ‘settings’ title on the start screen
  • Go to email+ accounts
  • Tap ‘add an account’ and select Google
  • Enter your gmail username (email address) and the application specific password that you copied in the notepad
  • Click on sign in. Now your Nokia lumia will start synchronizing and within seconds you will view all your emails flowing in.


If you have any doubts or if you encounter any problems while setting up email do let me know via comments. I would be posting more such tutorials on Nokia Lumia shortly, Stay tuned.


Author: Anish Sangamam

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  1. Thank you, Anish! I finally have a fully functioning gmail account on my phone!! πŸ™‚

    • Your Thank you means so much to me. Such genuine comments really boosts me to publish more useful posts and also to keep the blog alive in difficult times

  2. I am getting the error is not available everytime.

  3. Hi Anish, I need lot of information on Nokia Lumia 720 which I bought recently, The background is always Black or white for my lumia any other option to change? also Icons for apps are such a boring if we compare that with samsung or apple its just waste of money. lookwise I will its not good. But other side I feel there must be some settings which I might not be aware. Please help

    • I have a lumia 800 and I just love it(depends from person to person). Yesterday, I got the update and now it looks similar to windows 8 phones. You can go to settings and select theme, choose any background and change the color.

      There is no option other than black or white in lumia 800 but I’m not sure about 720. Try to go to the pictures tile ,select the picture and see if there is an option that says choose as background”

  4. Your post helped me a lot. I was thinking that its never possible to sync gmail in lumia phones because of 2 stage verification process I enabled. This post really helped me.. thanks a lot πŸ™‚

    • Your welcome Kamal. Even I had the same problem while setting up gmail on my Lumia 800. After checking settings here and there , I found this πŸ˜‰

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