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Gmail - Configure iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

Last Updated: 03/10/2016
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This tutorial demonstrates how to configure an iOS device for CU-Boulder's Gmail.

Screenshots are from an iPad, but steps apply to all iOS devices. 

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • IOS

You may need to enable IMAP for your account prior to configuration of your email client ( To do this: 

  1. From the Gmail web client, click Settings from the cog menu.
  2. In the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, click Enable IMAP.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Step 1

Tap Settings

Step 2

Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Then tap Add Account




Step 3

Tap Google

Step 4

Enter the following account information:

  • Name: First and Last name.
  • Email: (do not enter
  • Password: IdentiKey password
  • Description: however you want to identify your CU-Boulder Gmail account.

Tap Next

Step 5

If you entered your account information properly, you'll see that your account was verified.

Select the apps you wish to sync, then click Save.



Step 6

Your account should now be configured properly and you should see your account listed in your Mail app. 

Step 7

Some users may need to change their app security settings when using non-google and android email programs. While signed into your Gmail account in a browser, open the Google Apps menu, then select My Account.

*Note: You should try to connect your account without changing these settings and change only if the previous steps don't work.

Step 8

In the Sign-in & Security section, select Connected apps & sites

Step 9

Scroll down to the Allow less secure apps section and change the setting to On. You should now be able to connect your account to an email client. 

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