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: August 31, 2018
The preferred method for accessing Google Mail and Calendar on iPhone/iPad is to use the Google Apps you can get from the App Store; they provide the most features and better searching. 

To best access G Suite Mail and Calendar on an iPhone/iPad, use the corresponding Google app: Gmail, Google Calendar.  You can opt to use the built in Apple apps as follows.

I: Before Setting up in Google or Apple Apps

To access Stony Brook's Google Apps on a mobile device using Apple or Google apps, 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.

II. Setting up Google Apps

To use the Google Apps, download and sign into the Google Gmail and Google Calendar apps from the App store:

III. Setting up Google Mail and Calendar in Apple Mail and Apple Calendar Apps

  1. On your iPhone/iPad, open Settings
  2. Scroll to Accounts & Passwords and tap to open it
    iphone settings > accounts & passwords
  3. Tap Add Account
    iphone mail contacts calendar settings with add account selected
  4. Tap Google
    Add google account to iphon
  5. Enter your first.last@stonybrook.edu email address and click Next
    add google account sign in with julie.sharma@stonybrook.edu for email address
  6. On the NetID Single Sign on screen, enter your NetID and NetID password and click Login
  7. Select which services (Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and/or Notes) you'd like to sync to the Apple Apps on your iPhone/iPad by selecting the corresponding slider to slider on/enabled/green on and click Save (if prompted to keep or delete data from iPhone, select Keep)
    mail calendar contacts on with save button highlighted
  8. To select which calendars to view in the Apple Calendar app on iPhone/iPad, open the Apple Calendar app Apple Calendar app icon: Monday 10 and tap Calendars at the bottom
    apple calendar app Calendars option
  9. Tap to select the calendars you'd like to display (a checkmark appears next to those that will display), and then click Done in the top right
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  10. Your Google Mail and Google Calendar(s) will now show in the Apple Mail and Calendar apps on your iPhone/iPad

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