Configuring iPhone/iPad for Google Apps

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

This KB Article References: Google Apps
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students
Last Updated: June 06, 2018
The preferred method is to use the Gmail app for email that you can get from the App Store.  The gmail app provides you with the most features and better searching.

Before Setting up Google Apps

In order to access Stony Brook's Google Apps from a mobile device, you have to first change your NetID password in SOLAR.

It takes 10-15 minutes for the new password to take effect, so if your NetID password is not immediately accepted while following the below steps, it may be because your password is not yet synchronized with Google's servers. Wait a few more minutes and try again.

Setting up Google Apps

  1. Go to the iPhone/iPad home screen
  2. Select Settings
  3. Choose Mail, Contacts, Calendars
    iphone settings mail contacts and calendar selected
  4. Select Add Account
    iphone mail contacts calendar settings with add account selected
  5. Select Google
    iphone add account settings with Google account type selected
  6. Enter the following information and then select Next:
    Name: Your Name
    Email: (your Stony Brook Google email address)
    Password: Your NetID password 
    Description: Stony Brook Google Mail
    add google account: Name: Bob Smith; Email:; password: *******; description: Stony Brook Google Mail
  7. Select the services of Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and/or Notes you'd like to sync by selecting the corresponding slider to slider on/enabled/green on, and then select Save
    gmail add account with Mail contacts calendars and notes sliders on
  8. To view multiple calendars, see Sync Calendar with a phone or tablet

Getting Help

The Division of Information Technology provides support on all of our services. If you require assistance please submit a support ticket through the IT Service Management system.

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