"How to" Guideline series is coordinated by Helen Mongan-Rallis of the Education Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions to improve these guidelines please me at e-mail hrallis@d.umn.edu.

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How to Set up Email Accounts and Create UMD email account on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

By Helen Mongan-Rallis (with guidance from Bruce Reeves)

To set up email account on iDevice for non-UMD gmail account

  1. On your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (which I will call "iDevice") Go to Settings icon
  2. Select "Mail, Contacts, Calendars"
  3. Select "Add account"
  4. Pick the account you from the choices provided (Microsoft Exchange, Mobileme, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, or other)
  5. Enter the information in the name, address, password, and description boxes. The description is whatever you call it so that you know which email account this is e.g. personal gmail
  6. Click "next" --> this will verify that this account exists
  7. Select what you want to sync (your mail, if you have to sync calendars, and notes). I recommend going with the defaults (selecting all), but if you aren't sure, then just sync mail for now – you can always sync the others later.

Setting your University of MN Duluth (UMD) Google Desktop/Mobile Client

Before you can set your iDevice to connect to your UMD gmail account, you first have to set your Google Desktop/Mobile Client password on the UMD Internet Account Options page. To do this:

  1. Go to: https://www.umn.edu/dirtools -- when you link to this you will first be asked to login using your UMD Internet ID
  2. Once you login, you will see a list of options. Click on the one to "Set or change your Google desktop/mobile client password." (See screen shot below):
    link to set google
  3. This takes you to a screen that guides you through the steps in setting up your Google Desktop/Mobile Client password (which is NOT the same as your UM Internet password). Complete these steps.

    link to set google password

  4. Make a note of the password that you have chosen to be your Google Desktop/Mobile Client password
  5. Click the "submit" button.

Now you are ready to set up your iDevice to connect to your UMD gmail account.

Setting up email account on iDevice for UMD gmail account

  1. On your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (which I will call "iDevice") Go to Settings icon
  2. Select "Mail, Contacts, Calendars"
  3. Select "Add account"
  4. From the list, select "Gmail"
  5. Enter info:
    1. Name (Use your full name)
  6. Once the account has been verified, then it takes you to a screen where it gives you the option to sync your mail, calendars and notes. I recommend leaving this at the default (so it will sync all of these), but this is up to you.
  7. Click "save" --> this will say "account added"

 

 

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