I get an Authentication failed error when I try to log in to the Youtube iPad app. But the same username and password work on Youtube Safari and other browsers.

  • My mom is having the same issue. she can log into YouTube.com, but not into the YouTube app. I am able to log into the app on her iPad 2 with MY account, but as soon as I log out and try to log her into the app, it gives the same user authentication failed message. Any help would be appreciated. I can't figure out why it will let me in and not her. (I did make sure I signed out before trying to log her in again.)
    – user15522
    Commented Dec 26, 2011 at 0:24
  • I have a similar issue. I can login using the browser, but the YouTube App says that the username and/or password are incorrect.
    – user15790
    Commented Dec 31, 2011 at 20:09

1 Answer 1


Do you have two-factor authentication enabled on your Google account? If so, you may have to create an application-specific password for the YouTube login.


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