How to enable “Less secure app access” on Gmail

Google may block sign-in attempts from some apps or devices that do not use modern security standards. Since these apps and devices are easier to break into, blocking them helps keep your account safe.

If you have to allow an application to access your Google account, you can disable this security block. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Sign in to your Gmail account
  2. Click here: to access the feature setting under My Account. Next to “Allow less secure apps: OFF,” select the toggle switch to turn ON.

    The result should look like this:

  1. Visit the Display Unlock Captcha page and click Continue to remove the security block.

That’s it! You have enabled “Less secure app access” on Gmail.

The credentials you’ll need to make use of this feature are: your Gmail username and your Gmail password.