Gmail and YouTube sign-in to end for these Android phones in September

Google has announced it will be stopping Gmail and YouTube sign-ins for users that are on this specific version of Android.

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Google has taken to its community blog to announce that sign-in will not be allowed on Android devices running Gingerbread (2.3.7) or lower.

Gmail and YouTube sign-in to end for these Android phones in September 01

According to the announcement, Google will now be rejecting any sign-in attempts from Android devices running Android 2.3.7 or lower beginning on September 27, 2021. Google states that if a sign-in attempt is made after September 27 on apps such as Gmail, YouTube, and Maps, the user may experience "username or password errors".

Google goes on to recommend any users that are running Android 2.3.7 to update their devices to gain access to the aforementioned apps. It should be noted that these changes only affect less a very small percentage of users, as Google's distribution data claims less than 1% of active devices are running a version older than 4.1 (Jellybean).

Devices running Android 2.3.7 won't be able to do the following after September 27:

  • Perform a factory reset of your device and try to sign in
  • Change your password either on the device or on a different device, which then signs you out everywhere else. When you try to sign in again, you will receive the error message
  • Remove your account from your device and re-add it
  • Create an account on the device

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