Recently I have been having issues logging in to the iPhone Google Voice application called GV Mobile Free. It appears some of those issues may be resolved by upgrading to the latest version of GV Mobile Free which is 1.22.1. The only problem with that is the fact that I currently cannot find the newest version or any version for that matter in the iTunes store. Currently I have GV Mobile Free version 1.2 installed and the log in issues will pop up a credentials message shown below.
If you are receiving this message and you used to not receive it then the pointers below should help you log on to the application until you can upgrade to the latest version where the issues should be resolved.
iPhone GV Mobile Free Log In Tips:
- Primary Google Account: I typically logged in with a secondary Google account that was linked to my primary Gmail email address but this seems to be causing problems. Switching to the Gmail email address and password seemed to make it much easier to log on.
- Switch Numbers: If you have more than one phone number configured in Google Voice you will be able to see both numbers and can switch between the two without logging in so go ahead and highlight the other number and then retype your user name and password to attempt to log on again.
- Turn Off WiFi & Use 3G:Use the phones 3G connection instead of the WiFi connection. Changing this made the biggest difference and I was able to log in regularly after turning off WiFi.
Once you are able to log into the application you will be able to get to the dial pad as shown below.
Google Voice is a great free service and having an easy way to access its features via the iPhone is really cool. Hopefully the upgrade will appear in the iTunes store for me soon so I can upgrade to the latest version and get past the log in annoyance.