Instructions for specific devices are below. You can click on the images to see them larger.
Before you begin
The Terms of Service for using Google Apps is only available on the web, so before you set the account up on a mobile device, you will need to access your Drew Google account on the web. You only need to do this once, so if you've already logged in to your Google Apps account, you do not need to repeat this step.
1. Sign into your Drew Google account on the web. The easiest way is to simply go to http://mail.drew.edu.
2. Be sure to accept the Google Terms of Service and complete the "CAPTCHA."
3. Proceed to the instructions for your device.
For non-Android devices, University Technology recommends connecting to Google Apps with Google Sync support (see below for Android instructions). This support provides connectivity to Google Apps as if it were a Microsoft Exchange server. As such, you will use the following settings:
|To configure your iPhone or iPad, please follow the instructions available at Google Support. Please note that you access Google by using the "Microsoft Exchange" server type on your phone. If you use the "Google" option, you may not have access to the global contact list for the Drew domain, and email will only show up on your device periodically instead of as soon as it is received. Please also |
Adding your Drew account as an Exchange account
Please note that, although Google has disabled Exchange support for gmail.com accounts, it remains available for Google Apps accounts.
Note: The The password for your account will not actually be checked until you select "Save" above. Thus if the password was not entered correctly you may be prompted to reenter it.
Adding your Drew account as a Google account
Although the University recommends using the Exchange account type for the reasons listed above, we realize some people prefer to add their account as a Google account. For those individuals, we provide these instructions. Support for this type of set up may be limitedSome people may notice that they won't have access to Drew's global contact list in older versions of iOS (this means you will see auto-fill work for people you have emailed in the past, but possibly not for Drewids you've never emailed before).
(most Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola smartphones, Android tablets)
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Google also supports Google Sync for Windows phones. Click here for instructions.
BlackBerry 10 devices (Z10, Q10) can also be set up with Google Sync. Instructions are available at the BlackBerry site using the settings shown at the top of this page.
For BlackBerry 6 and 7 devices (most newer Bold, Torch, and Curve devices), you configure your device to use the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS). Your BlackBerry will recognize the Gmail server and allow for calendar, contact, and email synchronization. Please note you cannot have two accounts on your device with the same email address so you'll have to remove whatever email support you have on the BlackBerry now and replace it with the BIS connection.