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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steelman, May 17, 2011.

  1. Steelman

    Steelman Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi there,

    my e-mail (gmail) on my Samsung Captivate is telling me "User name or Password incorrect". How do I change it on my phone? I can get in on my computer. I had to change it on the computer recently, but now am unable to change it on my phone!

    Any help is appreciated!

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  2. Steven58


    I think your support question will do better in here. :)
  3. Girevik

    Girevik Android Enthusiast

    Go into settings, then Accounts. All the info should be there, I think.
  4. Steelman

    Steelman Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Not seeing an option to change the password there...?
  5. 1nlaguy

    1nlaguy Lurker

    I recently had to change the pass word on my g-mail account and am getting the same message on my Captivate. i can find nothing under teh account settings to deal with this either.

    Hopefully someone will help us both out.
  6. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    You might try going to menu>settings>applications>manage applications and clearing app data for the gmail app and the market app. You will lose all your settings, but if you are sync'ed, you mail and apps will return once you reaccept the TOS and login.

    You might want to reboot your phone after you clear appdata in case there is anything cached.
  7. 1nlaguy

    1nlaguy Lurker

    I guess Google figured it out. On the next attempt to down load mail form my account there was red triangle with and exclamation point appeared in top left of the screen. I dragged down the page to find a notice of an error upon sign in. Touched it and it allowed me to enter the new pin and away it went. I believe this solved the problem.
  8. 1nlaguy

    1nlaguy Lurker

    OK correcting. That did not fix teh problem but I think I have figured it out. Under mail>mail account (I have multiple)>Menu>more>Account Settings- Scroll to server settings> and change the password for both incoming settings and outgoing settings.

    I think that does it.

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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