How To Setup Google Apps Account on iPad

Posted by David Chism | Thu, May 13, 2010

 How To Setup Google Apps Account on iPad


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. OLD POST 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. 
Step by Step Set­up Step 1. Open Set­tings App
Step 2. Open Mail, Con­tacts and Calendars
Step 3. Cre­ate a New Account- Under the Accounts Head­ing, Tap Add Account”- Touch the first Microsoft Exchange” logo
Step 4. Fill out Account Infor­ma­tionEmail: Google Apps email account: yourname@​yourcompanydomain.​comDomain: leave blank User­name: same as above email” for Google Apps Account Pass­word: Google Apps Pass­word Descrip­tion: What­ev­er you’d like. I sug­gest, Com­pa­ny Email” or Google Apps Account” Then Click Next”
Step 5. Cer­tifi­cates and Ver­i­fy Account“You will receive a few pop ups to ver­i­fy your account. Just tap accept, con­tin­ue and/​or next when prompt­ed. Bot­tom­line: don’t tap can­cel”
Step 6. Add Serv­er” info- After you tap accept, you will see the pre­vi­ous screen appear with a new tab called Serv­er”- Type in” and tap the blue next button
Step 7. Turn ON Mail, Con­tacts and Cal­en­dar- By default, the mail will be ON” and the Con­tacts and Cal­en­dar will be on OFF” mode- Turn ON the Con­tacts and Cal­en­dars. — If you already have con­tacts on you iPad, You will be prompt­ed with a pop up screen that will ask you if you wish to keep or delete your iPad con­tacts. To avoid dupli­cates, I’d rec­om­mend mak­ing sure that your Google Con­tacts are up to date and you remove all iPad con­tacts. Google should be the default. Tap Save…and you are done!
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.

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.


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