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Picasa notification on my Android "Picasa username or password incorrect"
February 24, 2013
12:30 am
Jay Norris

I recently had my Google email address book hacked. So I changed many passwords. since then, several times a day, I get a notification on my Droid phone “Picasa user name or password incorrect”. I cannot find out how to eliminate the notification.

I have no problem with my Google plus, have access to my fotos both from my laptop and phone, … there is no login required for Picasa that I am aware of.

Any suggestions?




February 24, 2013
9:13 am
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Hello Jay,

That’s too bad that your email got hacked … seems like I’ve been hearing a lot of that lately.  Good for you for changing all of your passwords!  I hope you made your new passwords stronger.  I actually switched to Google’s 2 step verification method for logins.  It’s a bit of a hassle, but I believe it makes your google account hack-proof.

As for your Picasa login message on your phone.  You’re right there is no ‘Picasa’ login, however if you set up your phone’s Photo Gallery to display photos from your online Picasa Web Albums, then it is a separate entry on your phone where you had to enter your google username and password.  You’ll find it in your Systems Settings, Accounts and Sync.  Do you see Picasa listed there?  If so, that’s your Picasa Web Albums and it is probably set to your Google Account.  Touch that, then touch Account Settings.  That’s where you need to enter your new password.


If you are successfully using Google+ on your phone, then you can access the same pictures from your Google+ app and you may want to just remove the Picasa account from your Photo Gallery.  Personally, I like them both – so I keep them both on my phone.

Let us know if this helped.

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