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Configure iOS Devices for Lehigh Gmail

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There are 2 sets of instructions for configuring Lehigh Gmail for iOS devices. The first set (STEPS 1-8) is for devices running iOS v8.4 or later. The second set (STEPS 9-16) is for devices running iOS versions earlier than v8.4.

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*NOTE: These instructions are for configuring Lehigh Gmail on devices running iOS v8.4 and higher. For older version of the iOS, please refer to the instructions starting at STEP 8

Start your iOS device and launch the Settings app.

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Scroll down in the list of Settings and tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

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Tap Add Account.

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Tap Google.

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Enter your complete Lehigh email address when prompted. Be sure to include the "@lehigh.edu" portion. Enter your password. Tap Sign In.

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On Lehigh's custom Google sign-in page, enter your Lehigh username (NOT the full email address).
Enter your Lehigh password.
Tap Login.

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Tap Accept to agree to terms of service.

Your account has been created.

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After successful setup, you will probably want to go in and change the account settings on your device.

Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and select your newly created account.

Tap Advanced.

Under Mailbox Behaviors, make the following changes:

    • Drafts Mailbox > Under "On the Server", select Drafts (change from "On my iPhone/iPad" Drafts)
      Deleted Mailbox > Under "On the Server", select Trash (change from "On my iPhone/iPad" Trash)
  • Under Move Discarded Messages Into, make the following change:

    • Select Deleted Mailbox (change from Archive Mailbox)
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    *NOTE: These instructions are for configuring Lehigh Gmail on devices running iOS versions earlier than v8.4. For more recent versions of the iOS, please refer to the instructions above.

    First make sure you have a Google stored passphrase, and that you know what it is. To do this, go to your account management page and click the link labeled Lookup/Reset Google Passphrase. You will be prompted to log in with your Lehigh username and password. After logging in, you will be able to view your Google Passphrase. Since it is long, you may want to write it down or otherwise store it.

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    Once you have the passphrase, start your iOS device and launch the Settings app.

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    Scroll down in the list of Settings and tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

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    Tap Add Account.

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    Tap Google.

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    Enter your Lehigh email address, your Google Passphrase from step #1, and a description of the account, such as “Lehigh Gmail” or “Lehigh Email.” This will help to clearly identify the account as your Lehigh Google account, as separate from a personal email account you may have, or another corporate email account.

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    The system will verify your login credentials, and prompt you to choose which types of data to synchronize to your device. If you’re only using email, that’s the only one you need to have turned “on” but you may also choose to sync Contact and Calendar data as well. This can help insure against loss of data, as well as making your contact and calendar info available on desktop computers.

    On the Home menu, tap the Gmail icon to check your mail.

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    After successful setup, you will probably want to go in and change the account settings on your device.

    Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and select your newly created account.

    Tap Advanced.

    Under Mailbox Behaviors, make the following changes:

    • Drafts Mailbox > Under "On the Server", select Drafts (change from "On my iPhone/iPad" Drafts)
      Deleted Mailbox > Under "On the Server", select Trash (change from "On my iPhone/iPad" Trash)
  • Under Move Discarded Messages Into, make the following change:

    • Select Deleted Mailbox (change from Archive Mailbox)
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    For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu