Connect to Gmail

Important Please Read Before Continuing

You can not use your Gmail password in PaintPad you must set up an app password and use that as your Gmail password.
Step by Step instructions are below.


Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page to the Integrations section and toggle the radio button next to Connect your Mailbox to on.

A pop up window will display the options available to connect your current email. Click on the Gmail icon.



To connect your Gmail account to PaintPad you will need to first log in to your Google Account on your iPad to generate an App Password which requires 2 step verification enabled on your Google Account.

If you already have 2 step verification enabled on your  Google Account you can go ahead and skip to the generate an App Password section below.
If not set up 2 step verification before then generating your App Password.

Turn on 2-Step Verification

With 2-Step Verification (also known as two-factor authentication), you add an extra layer of security to your account in case your password is stolen. After you set up 2-Step Verification, you’ll sign in to your account in two steps using:

Something you know, like your password
Something you have, like your phone

Open your  Google Account.
In the navigation panel, select Security.

Under “Signing in to Google,” select 2-Step Verification and then Get started.
Follow the on-screen steps.  

Verify it’s you with a second step
After you turn on 2-Step Verification, you’ll need to complete a second step to verify it’s you when you sign in. To help protect your account, Google will request that you complete a specific second step.

Skip a second step on trusted devices
If you don’t want to provide a second verification step each time you sign in on your computer or phone, check the box next to “Don’t ask again on this computer.

App Password

An App Password is a 16-digit passcode that gives a less secure app or device permission to access your Google Account. App Passwords can only be used with accounts that have 2-Step Verification turned on.

Create & use App Passwords

Go to your Google Account. This link will take you to your browser.
Select Security.

Under “Signing in to Google,” select App Passwords. You may need to sign in. If you don’t have this option, it might be because:
2-Step Verification is not set up for your account.
2-Step Verification is only set up for security keys.
Your account is through work, school, or other organisation.
You turned on Advanced Protection.
At the bottom, choose Select app and choose the app you using and then Select device and choose the device you’re using and then Generate.
Copy the app password and save to your notepad.

Select Other (Custom name) and type PaintPad and Select your iPad as the device.

Follow the instructions to enter the App Password. The App Password is the 16-character code in the yellow bar on your device.
Copy, paste and save this number in notepad.
Tap Done

Go back to the PaintPad pop up window to connect your Mailbox in settings. 

Input your email address.
Instead of your Gmail password in the Password field input the App Password you copied and saved in your notepad.
Press Connect to connect your Gmail mailbox.

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