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    Default Cannot connect or communicate with Google servers

    I just bought a new Galaxy S3 Mini and connected to my existing Google account, which seemed to work, but I can't get to the Play Store and I can't get to my GMail account, either... it just spins and spins and finally says "Cannot connect with Google servers (try again later)". I've tried 3 times over the past 2 days, but it's always the same. I can get to my GMail on the web using the browser on the Mini, so I have the right username and password. I even tried removing the account and adding it again, but run into the same roadblock.

    Any ideas on how to get my new phone to connect to Google? Without a connection to the store, the phone is not very useful for apps and e-mail.
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    Default Re: Cannot connect or communicate with Google servers

    After continued searches in forums, I found that the problem seems to be 2-step verification. If you sign in on the web and turn 2-step verification OFF (under Security), then remove and re-add the Account on the phone, it will work. I was able to get to my GMail and to the Play Store. I then thought it would be a good idea to turn 2-step verification back on, but then I couldn't get to the Play Store again... got the "Couldn't sign in... there was a problem communicating with the Google servers. Try again later." message.

    I looked into adding an app-specific password, but it doesn't seem like should have to do that. I guess, for now, no more 2-step verification!
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    I would like to say "HALLELUJAH!!! (and) PRAISE THE LORD!!!" for your post!!! I've been searching for 2 days as to WHY in the world I was having this stupid trouble and could find nothing!!! And then this post had the answer and it worked! Thank God for finding answers! And thank you for posting them!!!
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    Thank you for posting this. I felt like I was about to lose my mind after so many searches to find out why gmail had completely stopped syncing on my Samsung Galaxy S3 2 days ago. Had no idea it was from having turned on 2FA in google acct settings ... unexpected on an android device.

    I didn't have to delete / re-set up my gmail acct. About 10 minutes after disabling 2FA, powering off phone, & then restarting it, new emails were coming in on their own.
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    Default Re: Cannot connect or communicate with Google servers

    Sorry for the necropost but found this and it was useful.

    Indeed 2-step verification did cause this problem for me on a droid phone 4.4.4, but, you do not need to remove 2-step in order to access this on your phone. Google will provide(at your request) 'App Passwords' specifically for this. So, you just sign in using your email and the Google-provided app password.

    support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833
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    Default Re: Cannot connect or communicate with Google servers

    Quote Originally Posted by lunytnz View Post
    I just bought a new Galaxy S3 Mini and connected to my existing Google account, which seemed to work, but I can't get to the Play Store and I can't get to my GMail account, either... it just spins and spins and finally says "Cannot connect with Google servers (try again later)". I've tried 3 times over the past 2 days, but it's always the same. I can get to my GMail on the web using the browser on the Mini, so I have the right username and password. I even tried removing the account and adding it again, but run into the same roadblock.

    Any ideas on how to get my new phone to connect to Google? Without a connection to the store, the phone is not very useful for apps and e-mail.
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    Playstore
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    Default Re: Cannot connect or communicate with Google servers

    Quote Originally Posted by lunytnz View Post
    After continued searches in forums, I found that the problem seems to be 2-step verification. If you sign in on the web and turn 2-step verification OFF (under Security), then remove and re-add the Account on the phone, it will work. I was able to get to my GMail and to the Play Store. I then thought it would be a good idea to turn 2-step verification back on, but then I couldn't get to the Play Store again... got the "Couldn't sign in... there was a problem communicating with the Google servers. Try again later." message.

    I looked into adding an app-specific password, but it doesn't seem like should have to do that. I guess, for now, no more 2-step verification!
    Quote Originally Posted by lunytnz View Post
    I just bought a new Galaxy S3 Mini and connected to my existing Google account, which seemed to work, but I can't get to the Play Store and I can't get to my GMail account, either... it just spins and spins and finally says "Cannot connect with Google servers (try again later)". I've tried 3 times over the past 2 days, but it's always the same. I can get to my GMail on the web using the browser on the Mini, so I have the right username and password. I even tried removing the account and adding it again, but run into the same roadblock.

    Any ideas on how to get my new phone to connect to Google? Without a connection to the store, the phone is not very useful for apps and e-mail.
    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda Dupuis View Post
    I would like to say "HALLELUJAH!!! (and) PRAISE THE LORD!!!" for your post!!! I've been searching for 2 days as to WHY in the world I was having this stupid trouble and could find nothing!!! And then this post had the answer and it worked! Thank God for finding answers! And thank you for posting them!!!
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    Default Re: Cannot connect or communicate with Google servers

    Quote Originally Posted by lunytnz View Post
    After continued searches in forums, I found that the problem seems to be 2-step verification. If you sign in on the web and turn 2-step verification OFF (under Security), then remove and re-add the Account on the phone, it will work. I was able to get to my GMail and to the Play Store. I then thought it would be a good idea to turn 2-step verification back on, but then I couldn't get to the Play Store again... got the "Couldn't sign in... there was a problem communicating with the Google servers. Try again later." message.

    I looked into adding an app-specific password, but it doesn't seem like should have to do that. I guess, for now, no more 2-step verification!
    Quote Originally Posted by lunytnz View Post
    I just bought a new Galaxy S3 Mini and connected to my existing Google account, which seemed to work, but I can't get to the Play Store and I can't get to my GMail account, either... it just spins and spins and finally says "Cannot connect with Google servers (try again later)". I've tried 3 times over the past 2 days, but it's always the same. I can get to my GMail on the web using the browser on the Mini, so I have the right username and password. I even tried removing the account and adding it again, but run into the same roadblock.

    Any ideas on how to get my new phone to connect to Google? Without a connection to the store, the phone is not very useful for apps and e-mail.
    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda Dupuis View Post
    I would like to say "HALLELUJAH!!! (and) PRAISE THE LORD!!!" for your post!!! I've been searching for 2 days as to WHY in the world I was having this stupid trouble and could find nothing!!! And then this post had the answer and it worked! Thank God for finding answers! And thank you for posting them!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus2002 View Post
    Thank you for posting this. I felt like I was about to lose my mind after so many searches to find out why gmail had completely stopped syncing on my Samsung Galaxy S3 2 days ago. Had no idea it was from having turned on 2FA in google acct settings ... unexpected on an android device.

    I didn't have to delete / re-set up my gmail acct. About 10 minutes after disabling 2FA, powering off phone, & then restarting it, new emails were coming in on their own.

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