Mobile Setup
Here's how to get Google Apps on your phone.
Simmons Service Desk
617-521-2222
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
  1. Enable IMAP in your Gmail settings:
    1. Sign in to Gmail.
    2. Click the gear icon  in the upper right, then select Settings.
    3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
    4. Select Enable IMAP.
    5. Click Save Changes.
  2. Visit preferences.simmons.edu and change your password. You can choose a new password or re-enter your current password. This is a necessary step before setting up your mobile device.
CONFIGURING YOUR ANDROID PHONE:
  1. Navigate to Settings on your Android device (note that certain things may vary depending on phone manufacturer, e.g. Settings may also be called Accounts & Settings, Settings & Options).
  2. On the Settings page, navigate to Accounts & sync (this may also be called Accounts).
  3. Select Add account.
  4. Select the Google option to add your Simmons Google Apps account.
  5. Select the Existing option (this may also be called Sign-in).
  6. Enter your Simmons email address and password, then select Sign in or Done.

    Please note that to configure your email, you will need to use the
    "username@simmons.edu" version of your email address, and not the firstname.lastname@simmons.edu" version.

  7. If prompted, select which services you would like to sync, and then press Sync now.


Other options for access
Use your phone's mobile browser You can also access your apps from your Android's browser app. Just point the browser to m.google.com, touch the app you want to use, and sign in to your Google Apps account. 
Mobile apps overview
Here's a look at just a few of the apps you can use on your Android:
  • Gmail Send and receive mail. Watch video
  • Google Calendar View and add calendar events. Learn more
  • Google Talk Send instant messages.
  • Googe Docs View and edit docs! Watch video
  • Contacts Manage and get in touch with your contacts.
  • Tasks Add and check off tasks. Watch video
  • Lookup Quickly look up contacts at your domain

What other Google Apps can you use on your Android? Visit Google's Android Help Center.