IMPORTANT UPDATE SPRING 2013
As of January 31, 2013, Google, not Apple, decided to stop supporting Exchange ActiveSync on iOS devices. Before this date, it was a piece of cake to setup one’s email, calendar and contacts with a two-way sync between Google Apps and one’s iPhone or iPad. The steps in this 2010 blog showed the OLD WAY. All that has changed. It is still rather easy setting up your device, but requires a manual setup and multiple steps.
View my 2013 Blog Post on the “new way” to setup your Google Apps account. I wish the old way still worked.
I was asked by a client recently how he could get his calendar, contacts and email on his new iPad easily. He was not sure it can be done. Well, he was in luck. There is an easy way to get all three items in sync in 5 minutes or less. Once it is setup, you just have to be connected to an Internet source. My client just purchased the new 3G iPad, and within a few minutes, he had all of his information in real time. He is using the iPad as his main “mobile office.”
To get your mobile office running on your iPad, I strongly suggest using the following programs: Google Apps and Dropbox. If you are using Microsoft Outlook and want to continue using MS Outlook, you need to sign up for Google Apps Premier, which is $50 a user per year.
If you are not currently using Google Apps for your business or Dropbox and don’t know if that is a good move, email me with your questions.