How do I set up Google accounts on mobile devices?

smueller2
2014-08-07 23:41

Including Google Mail, Google Contacts, Google Calendar

(Please note: Directions for Blackberry devices at end of article)

  1. Point your mobile browser to m.google.com.
  2. Scroll down to select the “Gmail” icon (Looks like an envelope with a red M). The current version is 2.0.6.
  3. Select “Install Now.” This will start the installation.
  4. Another screen will appear that will have a “Download” button. Before you select it, make sure the “Set Permissions” check box is unchecked. This makes the install simpler.
  5. Select “Download” to start the installation. You will see “Downloading Gmail.”
  6. When the application is finished installing, you will see: “The application was successfully installed.”
  7. Cancel out of the install.  You will see your screen of icons. Look for the Gmail envelope with the red “M.”  Select it. Gmail will start and present you with a login screen.
  8. On the email login screen, enter your complete email address including “carthage.edu.”
  9. On the email login screen, enter your Google mail password.
  10. A security screen will appear. Scroll down and select; “http connection to www.google.com.
  11. Select “Allow this Connection.” “Loading…” will appear. Note: The first time it will take a few minutes to retrieve your email. Subsequent times it will be significantly faster.
  12. If prompted for another login, fill in the screen just as you did previously.
  13. If any “Allow this connection” message appears, click “Yes” or “Continue.”
  14. Once your email appears, cancel out of email, and go back to m.google.com to download the Google Sync application. This is the one to synchronize your calendar and contacts with your mobile device.
  15. Scroll down to select the “Sync” icon and download the Sync installation.
  16. Select “Install Now.” This will start the installation.
  17. Another screen will appear that will have a Download button. Before you select it, make sure the “Set Permissions” check box is unchecked. This makes the install simpler.
  18. Select “Download” to start the Sync installation.
  19. When the application is finished installing, you will see: “The application was successfully installed.”
  20. You will find an icon on your screen that looks like a light grey “g” with blue arrows around it. That is the Google Sync icon.
  21. Select the “Google Sync” icon. The login screen will appear. Login just as you did for the Google Mail installation.
  22. A security screen will appear. Scroll down and select: “http connection to www.google.com.”
  23. Select “Allow this Connection.” “Loading…” will appear. Note: The first time it will take a few minutes to retrieve your calendar and contacts. The screen will tell what the mobile device is doing. It will be faster on subsequent times.
  24. If prompted for another login, fill in the screen as you did previously.
  25. If any “Allow this connection” message appears, click “Yes” or “Continue.”

 

Connecting your Blackberry to your Google Calendar

  1. First, download and install Google Sync as follows:
    • Point your BlackBerry browser to: http://m.google.com/sync.
    • Once the page is open, you'll see a “Download Google Sync” link.
    • Click the jog wheel or BlackBerry “Menu” button to open the menu, and select “Get link.” This will take you to a download page.
    • Click “Download.”
  2. Installation will happen automatically upon the completion of the download. After installation, you can find the Google Sync icon on your home screen.
  3. To start using Sync:
    • Click the “Google Sync” icon, which resembles an aspirin with a "g" on it and some swirling blue arrows.
    • You will get a login screen. Move the cursor to the login section, and enter your full email address (including @carthage.edu) and your password.
    • Click “Login.” Google Sync will sign in to your account. Once you've successfully signed in, read the information on the Welcome screen. You can make changes to the default settings by clicking on the scroll wheel and selecting “Options” from the menu. Both Calendar and Contacts syncing are enabled by default for new users. (If you're upgrading from the previous Calendar-only version of Google Sync, you'll need to enable Contacts sync.) Press the “Menu” button and click “Save.”
    • Click the “Sync Now” button at the bottom of the Welcome screen or press the “Menu” button and click “Sync Now.”
    • The initial synchronization may take some time, depending on the number of events you have in your Google Calendar and the number of contacts in your Gmail Contacts.
    • Open you Blackberry calendar application to view your events as found in your Google calendar. To sync your calendar manually from within the Blackberry calendar, press the “Menu button” and click “Google Sync” at the top of the menu.

Useful information to know for Blackberry users:

The calendar sync will only sync your Google Calendar to your Blackberry and your Blackberry to Google Calendar for the events entered after your first sync.  Subsequent syncs will include any new calendar entries made at your computer or on your Blackberry. Previously created calendar entries from your Blackberry will not be copied to your Google Calendar.

Use your Blackberry “Options” button to access calendar tasks. Be sure to look at the “More…” item on the list for some helpful features.

If you delete email on your Blackberry it will be immediately deleted on your Google account. You do not have to delete it in both applications. Once you delete the email is gone.

If you delete email on your Google Mail using your computer, it will not immediately delete on your Blackberry. You can use your “Options” button to get to the features, select “More…” and then “All Mail.” This will cause a re-sync of your email, removing the items you deleted on your computer.

You can also go to m.google.com and install the Google Mobile App.  It will have the same type of prompts as you have seen with installing Gmail and Calendar applications.  Answer them in the same manner.  This will place an icon on your Blackberry screen that looks like a blue circle with a white “g”.  This application will show icons for many Google Apps.  Select “More” to see even more applications.  If you have not already installed the application, the first time selected it will prompt you with installation instructions.  Sometimes they work and other times they do not.  If you have trouble installing an application, turn off the Blackberry, turn it back on, and go to m.google.com and scroll down to select the individual application as these instructions directed for Gmail and Calendar.

It helps if your communications signal is strong.

When entering passwords, look carefully at what you are typing.  The letter or number you are typing shows the letter for a short time and then replaces it with an asterisk.


Updated: 6/14/2011

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