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How to Configure Your Blackberry with the Gmail App

This guide will walk you through the steps for syncing your Stern mail, calendar and contacts to your Blackberry. This guide was created using the Blackberry Bold 9650. Clients with different versions of the Blackberry may encounter slight differences between their screens and the screenshots provided in this guide.

Part I: Gmail Configuration

1. From your Blackberry home screen, select the ‘Browser’ icon. 

2. In the browser, go to the following address:
http://gmail.com/app (highlighted below). 


3. Click on ’Install Now’ to install Gmail on your Blackberry (highlighted below).


4. You will see the following screen. Click on the ‘Download’ button to begin downloading the software to your device (highlighted below).

You will see the progress of the download on screen as shown here:


5. When prompted to grant Google Sync trusted application status, click on ‘Yes’ (below).


6. When you see the message  ‘The application was successfully installed’ screen (below), click on ‘Run’.


7. You will be prompted to enter your Stern Gmail credentials. Enter them as follows:

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Email: Stern_ID@stern.nyu.edu (e.g. tst123@stern.nyu.edu)

Password:Enter your Stern email password.

ClickSign in

NOTE: After you sign in, you will see a message recommending that you keep the mail on your phone safe by activating a PIN for your device. You can say OK or cancel here to continue.

You will see the loading progress on screen (below)

Once the loading has completed, You are done configuring your Stern Gmail! Now, just confirm that you have the Gmail icon on your Blackberry desktop (below). Select this icon to access your Stern Gmail from now on.


Part II: Google Calendar / Contact Configuration

1. From your Blackberry home screen, select the ‘Browser’ icon.

2. In the browser, go to the following address: m.google.com/sync (highlighted below).

3. Click ’Install Now’ to install Google Sync on your Blackberry (highlighted below).

4. You will see the following screen. Click on the ‘Download’ button to begin downloading the software to your device (highlighted below).

You will see the progress of the download on screen as shown here:


5. When prompted to grant Google Sync trusted application status, click ‘Yes’ (below).

6. When you see ‘The application was successfully installed’ screen (as shown here), click on ‘Run’.

7. You will be prompted to enter your Stern Gmail credentials. Enter them as follows:



· Email: Stern_ID@stern.nyu.edu  (e.g. tst123@stern.nyu.edu)

· Password: Enter your Stern email password.

· SelectSign in





8. You will see the ‘Welcome to Google Sync for mobile’ page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click ‘Configure Sync’ to continue.

  

You are now going to choose which options you wish to sync (Calendar and/or contact). Please remember that the syncing of calendar and contacts may cause the current information on the Blackberry to be overwritten or cause duplicates.

9. At the ‘Options’ screen, choose which options you wish to sync (Calendar and/or Contacts).

10. Press the Blackberry menu key () on your device and select ‘Save’ to confirm your choices.

11. You will be prompted ‘Do you want to sync now?’. Choose ‘Yes’ as shown here.

While it is syncing, you will see the following message on screen:

When the sync has completed successfully you will see the following ‘Sync successful’ message. Click ‘Dismiss’ (below).

You are done! Now just check that your calendar (and/or contacts if chosen) has synced by selecting the Calendar or Contacts icon on your blackberry home screen.

If you wish to force a Google sync in future to update your calendar manually, just select and run the ‘Google Sync’ application on your home screen.