Google Apps for Work & iPhone

I use Google Apps for Work for my email. Some people may argue that its not the right thing to do, and that you can run your own servers etc. Yes, that’s true. I did. But I like access to my mail anywhere, and across multiple devices. So for £3.30 a month (I only use one account) there isn’t a better option out there as far as I’m concerned.

The most annoying part of this is that when I set up a new device, or account for clients for that matter. I could never remember the iPhone setup process. So I made a quick guide, more for my use than any other.

1 – Open the “Settings” on your iPhone.

2 – Go to the Mail, Contacts, Calendars section, and then tap on the “Add Account” option.

3 – Choose “Exchange” from the list of account types.

4 – Enter your full Google business email address and password, insert a suitable description tap “Next.”

5 – Enter your full email address in the Username field and and enter your Google password in the Password field. Leave the Domain field empty and tap “Next.”

6 – Fill in the Server field with “m.google.com” and tap “Next” again.

7 – Move the sliders next to “Mail,” “Contacts” and “Calendars” to the “On” position, unless you really don’t want to sync this stuff.

8 – Tap “Done” and that’s it. Done.

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