Mobile Setup
Here's how to get Google Apps on your phone.
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These instructions are provided for those who wish to use their iOS device (including iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices) with their Saint Mary's Google Apps account. ResNet, the Helpdesk, and Information Technology provide limited support for iOS devices, including assistance with connecting to Google Apps.

iOS Mobile Device (iPhone, iPad) Setup Instructions (PDF)




Options for access
Use Apple's Mail, Contacts, and Calendars apps on your iOS device iOS Mobile Device (iPhone, iPad) Setup Instructions (PDF)
Download Gmail for iOS Access Google Mail using the Gmail app for iOS, which combines features from Google's mobile browser and iOS. It's available for free from Apple's App Store. Learn more
Use your phone's mobile browser Access other apps such as Docs and Tasks from your iOS device's browser app. Just point the browser to m.google.com, touch the app you want to use, and sign in to your Google Apps account. 
Mobile apps overview
Here's a look at just a few of the apps you can use on your iPhone!
  • Gmail Send and receive mail. Watch video
  • Google Calendar View and add calendar events.
  • Google Talk Send instant messages.
  • Google Docs View and edit docs Watch video
  • Contacts Access and update contacts.
  • Tasks Add and check off tasks. Watch video
  • Lookup Quickly look up contacts at your domain


What other Google Apps can you use on your iPhone? Visit Google's iPhone Help Center.



Quick Fixes:

To set up the Mail app on an iOS device  (running iOS 6, iOS 7, or iOS 8with your Saint Mary's Google Apps account: Detailed steps provided by Google can be found here, but if you're comfortable setting up your iOS device with minimal instruction, please try the following:

  1. On your iOS device, go to Settings, then select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Select Add Account...
  3. Select Microsoft Exchange (iOS 6) or Exchange (iOS 7, iOS 8).
  4. Enter your Saint Mary's e-mail address (i.e. msmith01@saintmarys.edu) in the Email field. Enter your Saint Mary's password in the Password field. Type Saint Mary's Google Apps in the Description field, then tap Next.
  5. Type m.google.com in the Server field. Leave the Domain field blank. Enter your Saint Mary's e-mail address (i.e. msmith01@saintmarys.edu) in the Username field. Enter your Saint Mary's password in the Password field (which may already be entered for you from the previous screen). Tap Next.
  6. Make sure that the MailContacts, and Calendars are all turned on. This will give you access to your Mail, Contacts, and Calendars on Google Apps from your iOS device. Tap Save.
  7. You may be prompted about syncing your Contacts and Calendars. In most cases, you will want to select the Keep on my iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) option when prompted.
  8. Your Saint Mary's Google Apps account is now accessible via your Mail app on your iOS device.

To set up the Calendar app on an iOS device (running iOS 6, iOS 7, or iOS 8) to view secondary and shared Google Apps calendars: The setup of an iOS device with Google Apps (see the instructions above) will only display your primary Google Apps calendar (the one designated with your name under My Calendars). To have your additional calendars and shared calendars appear on your iOS device, please try the following:

  1. From a computer or your iOS device, visit https://www.google.com/calendar/hosted/saintmarys.edu/syncselect
  2. If you are not already logged into your Saint Mary's Google Apps account, please log in as prompted.
  3. Select the calendars you want to access on your iOS devices.
  4. Click the Save button.
  5. On your iOS device, go to Settings, then select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  6. Select Add Account...
  7. Select Other.
  8. Under Calendars, select Add CalDAV Account.
  9. In the Server field, type: https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/yourusername@saintmarys.edu/user
  10. In the Username field, type in your Saint Mary's e-mail address.
  11. In the Password field, type in your Saint Mary's password.
  12. In the Description field, type in Saint Mary's Calendars.
  13. Tap the Next button. Your iOS device will verify the account information with Google.
  14. Your secondary and shared calendars will now appear in your Calendar app on your iOS device.
  15. If you find that you have duplicate primary calendars appearing in your Calendar app on your iOS device, from the Calendar app, tap the Calendars button in the upper left corner (iOS 6) or tap the Calendars option at the bottom of the screen (iOS 7), scroll to the section Saint Mary's Calendars, and deselect the calendar with your Saint Mary's e-mail address. Click Done to save the change. This issue may not occur on all iOS devices.