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Google Apps Mail setup for iPhone & iPad

Note: These steps are for devices running iOS 6 or newer.

Before you Begin – Backup your iPhone, then delete any old/existing email account settings.


1. Open the Settings application on your device’s home screen.

2. Open Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

3. Press Add Account….

4. Select Microsoft Exchange



5. In the Email field, enter your full Google Account email address

  • Enter your Google Account password as the Password.
  • Press Next at the top of your screen.
  • Enter m.google.com in the Server field.
  • Leave the Domain field blank.
  • Enter the user email address as the Username.
  • Press Next at the top of your screen again.



Enable Mail, Calendar, and Contacts


6. Select the Google services (Mail, Calendar, and Contacts) you want to sync.



Notes on Synchronising Contacts


There are three options for keeping your contacts synced.


a. You can keep your device’s contacts and sync just your My Contacts group,

 If you would like to keep your existing contacts on your device select the Keep on my iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) option when prompted. This will also allow you to keep syncing with your computer via iTunes. If you choose to keep existing contacts, you will sync the contents of the My Contacts group.

 b. You can sync only Google Contacts and wipe your device’s contacts

 If you have all your contacts in Google and you want to start syncing them to your device and don’t want to keep the contacts on your phone, tap Delete Existing Contacts. If there are no contacts on your phone, the contents of your All Contacts group will be synced.

 c. You can merge your contacts via iTunes and sync only the contacts that stream with your phone.


If you have all your contacts on your device and want to import them into Google, you can synchronize your Google Contacts with iTunes. All Contacts and Calendars that you sync with iTunes will be put into the On My iPhone Contacts and Calendar groups on your phone. iOS currently doesn’t allow you to move Contacts or Calendar events from the On My iPhone groups to the Google Sync groups.


Source: http://support.google.com/a/users/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=138740


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