Setup Google Apps for Business Sync on Native iOS 7 Apps on your iPhone or iPad

in Blog, Technology & Gadgets This article was originally published by Julian Gude on The Remarkable Blog from
iOS 7 example screen showing apps

Connect Google Apps Business Edition to sync with your iOS device. Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar will all sync with your iOS device calendar/mail/contacts in real time.

Before beginning this process YOU MUST LOGIN to your Google Apps Gmail from a web browser at least ONCE to set your permanent password.

CLICK on Settings on you iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPad mini)


CLICK Mail, Contacts, Calendars


CLICK Add New Account


CLICK on Google (this is the kind of Account we’re adding)

Click on Google


Enter Google Account Info (make sure you’ve already logged in to Google Apps Gmail from a web browser at least once before completing the step below).

Enter in your account info in the order shown on the purple numbers in the illustration below 1) Your full name the way you want it to appear on email 2) your primary sign-on email address on Google 3) your google password 4) the description for this account that you would like to see on your iPhone or iPad [any desc you want] and finally 5) click on Next.


If you entered your google email address and password correctly a check mark will appear on the confirmation screen (shown on next illustration):

A confirmation screen (shown below) will appear briefly with blue check marks (provided you entered your email and password correctly).


if you have not entered the correct information you will receive an error message. Please try to enter your email address and password again. If you can’t get this to work contact your exceler8 administrator for to confirm your correct email and password settings.

Return to Account page – new account appears

Once your account settings have been confirmed you’ll return to the main settings page where you previously selected the ADD ACCOUNT option. This time, you’lll see your new account in the list of accounts on your iOS Device.


All done! Congratulations, feel free to celebrate your new found technical skills with a shopping spree at the local Starbucks,* Best Buy,** or Tiffany*** (level I, II, III shopping intervention).

One Response to "Setup Google Apps for Business Sync on Native iOS 7 Apps on your iPhone or iPad"
  1. Seth Schrock says:

    Google business app users can connect to gmail using the Exchange account type. The user name is your email address and the server is

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