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Add Google Apps Email to iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Setting up a personal Gmail on your iDevice is a straight forward process. But adding a Google Apps email account can be a bit more tricky. Here’s how to add your Google Apps email address to your iDevice running iOS 5.

Log into your Google Apps account and go to email settings.

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Select Forwarding and POP/IMAP and select Enable IMAP.

Now, on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch go to Settings >> Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Then tap Add Account.

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Next, tap Gmail from the list of services.


Make sure to type in your full site email address in the Name and Address field. For example I would type [email protected] in both fields. Enter your password and description and tap Next.


If you have any problems, under Advanced, make sure Incoming Server is set to Use SSL is set to On and the Server Port is 993. Also, make sure the Outgoing Mail Server is set to Use SSL and Server Port 587.

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You can now send and receive email from your iDevice via your Google Accounts email address.

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4 Responses to Add Google Apps Email to iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Patrik January 31, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Why not use the exchange option when connecting to an google apps account? More stable and better push and calender and contacts sync as well.

  2. Brian Burgess January 31, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Yep. Both ways work.

  3. Murray February 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Why do yourselves and other “knowledgble” people keep recommending and endorsing services that claim to be free such as Google Apps?
    It is popular and easy journalism to jump on the bandwagon, go with the flow.

    A good journalist brings a balanced view of product, explaining the good and the bad. We all know 99.8% of people don’t read the ridiculously confusing and misleading EULA’s before clicking on the “I Agree” button, after all, this service is free! At last count, when using Chrome as a browser, some 176 information gathering companies were in real time tracking my activity. In other words it is open season for what ever I mention in an email, whether it be medical, religious, political, personal …… it’s all up for sale!

    “Our new Privacy Policy makes clear that, if you’re signed in, we may combine information you’ve provided from one service with information from other services. In short, we’ll treat you as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive (more accurately, “invasive”) Google experience,” wrote Alma Whitten, the director of privacy, product and engineering who is leading the policy changes.

    “Because Google is treating users as one individual across all products (60), users will essentially have to close their Google account if they don’t like the change.”

    What price integrity?

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