Step 1: Create an app password for Outlook
An app password allows 2-Step Verification users to access their account from apps or devices that do not support verification codes.
- Click here to create an app password.
- Enter your Google Account password.
- In the text box, type in a name to identify the App password you’re creating. Example: “Gmail on my Microsoft Outlook.”
- Click Generate password.
- You’ll see a 16-character long password. Don’t worry, you’ll only use this password once, so you don’t need to remember it.
- Don’t close this window just yet, you’ll need to enter this password into Outlook in a bit.
Step 2: Update your Google Account information in Microsoft Outlook
If Microsoft Outlook still asks for your username and password, use the application-specific password you generated in Step 1 in the password field.
If the dialogue box asking for a username and password is no longer showing up, you can add your application-specific password to this account by going to File>Info>Account Settings>Account Settings.
In the dialogue box that pops up, click Change in the Email tab, and enter your application-specific password in the password field. Click Next, and follow the steps to finish.