What to do if Gmail settings are out of date? [EASY GUIDE]

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All of a sudden an error message popped up on your screen? Are your G-mail account settings not being up to date and you just don’t know how to fix this?

Have no worries as we have found several reasons and solutions for this issue and we will share them with you in this article.

My Gmail settings are out of date: How can I fix this?

  1. Password is incorrect
  2. Security certificate error
  3. Permission expired
  4. Use a different browser
  5. Turn on Less secure apps
  6. Check the System time
  7. Corrupted system files

1. Password is incorrect

The main reason for an out-of-date account is usually a wrong password.

You can hit Fix Account in the top side of the Mail app. If your password not the correct one, the application will ask you to change it.

After you do that, the error message will stop appearing.

2. Security certificate error

If the password change did not solve your issue, then the proble might be caused by a certificate error. This usually occurs when your account is not secured. This problem often occurs if you connect to your Gmail account via your Windows mail app.

In order to fix this issue, follow a few simple steps:

  1. go to Settings, then Manage Accountsmanage mail app accounts
  2. For the Gmail account choose Change mailbox sync settings, then advanced mailbox settings
  3. tick the two boxes with Require SSL for incoming/outgoing email, then press done and save.

3. Permission expired

When you log in to your Gmail account, you give the email permission to run for a limited amount of time. Once in a while that permission expires, so may need to log in again.

After you do so, you will basically grant the platform permission again and the error should disappear.

4. Use a different browser

If the issue persists, you may also try to connect to your Gmail account from a different browser.

Since this issue may occur due to certificate error problems, we recommend using a privacy and security-focused browser such as UR Browser.

This browser is also very fast and you should be able to log in to your Gmail account in no time.

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5. Turn on Less secure apps

Sometimes, your Google account detect your email app as being less secure for some reason. In order to solve this, simply access your Google Account and turn on the option Allow less secure apps.google allow less secure apps

Be careful though, using this method can lead to potential dangerous apps getting installed on your computer.

6. Check system time

Sometimes, weird bugs can occur with your E-mail application and the System clock. In order to solve this, you will need to follow a few simple steps:

  1. go to Control Panel > Clock > Language and Region > Date and Time > Internet time
  2. Under that tab, press the Change settings buttonchange internet time settings
  3. Un-tick the box with  Synchronize with an Internet Time Server
  4. Proceed to setting your computer’s time manually

7. Fix corrupted system files

Sometimes, the reason for the pop up are just faulty system files that you need to fix.

In order to find out more about fixing system files in Windows 10, you can read our guide here.

After following all these steps, the notification should stop popping-up and you should be able to use your e-mail app without any further issues.

If we missed any workarounds, please let us know in the comment section below. We will make sure to include your solutions in this guide.

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