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iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Quick Start Set Up

Recommended Setup - GMail connection

Please note: this configuration does not support push notifications. 

  1. From the Home Screen Tap Settings
  2. Choose Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  3. Tap Add Account
  4. Choose Google (iOS7) or Gmail (pre-iOS7)
    • Name should be your name the way you want it to display when sending mail from the 
    • Email should be your U-M email address (uniqname@umich.edu).
    • Password will be your UMICH Password.
    • Description is optional but “M+Google Email” is suggested.
    • Tap Next.
  5. Make sure Mail and Calendars are turned on.
    • Warning:  If you are using notes with another account (Personal Gmail, iCloud, etc…) do not turn notes on as it could remove existing notes from the device.
  6. Tap Save

If you also want to sync your University of Michigan contacts complete the steps below.

  1. In Mail, Contacts and Calendars tap Add Account.
  2. Choose Other
  3. Choose Add CardDAV Account.
    • Server should be google.com
    • User Name will be your email address (uniqname@umich.edu).
    • Password will be your UMICH Password.
    • Description is options but M+Google Contacts is recommended.
    • Tap Next.
  4. You are now finished setting up Mail, Contacts and Calendar for M+Google on your iOS device.

Alternate Setup - Exchange connection (ActiveSync)

These instructions should allow you to fully sync your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with your M+Google Mail, Contacts and Calendar:

  1. Tap Settings on the Home screen.
  2. Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Under Accounts, tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Microsoft Exchange.
  5. Enter your full University of Michigan email address (uniqname@umich.edu) under Email.
  6. Under Domain, Enter m.google.com . (NOTE: If you have a newer device with iOS6 you may not have this field. Continue to step 7.)
  7. Enter your full University of Michigan email address (uniqname@umich.edu) under Username.
  8. Enter your UMICH password under Password. (NOTE: If you did not have the Domain field then you need to enter an INCORRECT password here.)
  9. Change the default Description (My Exchange Account) to something else, such as "U-M Google Account."
  10. Tap Next.
  11. A warning may be displayed saying "Cannot Verify Server Identity." Tap Continue
  12. Enter m.google.com under Server.
  13. Clear the Domain field (removing the m.google.com entry you made before).
  14. Enter your email address (uniqname@umich.edu) in the user name field.
  15. Enter the CORRECT password in the password field.
  16. Tap Next again.
  17. Make sure Calendars is ON.
  18. Turn ON Mail to enable push Google Mail in the Mail app.
  19. Optionally turn on Contacts. This will sync the contacts associated with your U-M Google account.
  20. Tap Save.

    Once you've configured your new account, you should delete any old U-M Exchange or IMAP accounts. 

    1. Tap Settings on the Home screen.
    2. Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
    3. Tap your old Exchange or IMAP account to open the setting page.
    4. Scroll to the bottom of the page for that account and tap Delete Account.
    5. On the confirmation page, tap Delete Account.