Gmail Set-Up on a Mobile Device

NAU Gmail services are available on many types of mobile devices including iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, and Windows Mobile. For specific instructions for your device, please see the information below:

First, you will need to know the differences between a Google Apps account and a regular Google account. Please note that your username for setting Gmail up on your phone is your full email address (i.e. and your password is by default your NAU password.


Instructions from Google can be found here.

If you run into any trouble with the Google-provided instructions, here are a few things to try.
  1. Reset your password. If you have unsynchronized your NAU and Google passwords (by default, your NAU and Google passwords are the same), be sure you reset your Google password. 
  2. Enable IMAP in your NAU Gmail Settings.
    • If you are using the Gmail App on your phone, simply use the login information above (full email address as your username and your password) to log in.
  3. You may need to allow the device to connect to your NAU Gmail account.

Here is an optional set of instructions that can be used to set up NAU Gmail on your mobile device's native email application. 

If you prefer, you can use your phone's mobile browser to access NAU Gmail. Please visit, log in, and the browser should bring up the mobile version of your NAU Gmail account automatically. Be sure to use your regular NAU user ID and password for this method.

For a step-by-step instructional video, check out this Tech Time.


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NAU Gmail is the official email system for Students. 
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Google Apps for Education is the official University email system for students and gives you access to many exciting features that facilitate your educational experience at Northern Arizona University.


Training & Documentation

Brief overview of setting up NAU Gmail on an email client.

Provides links to Google describing the various file size limits across their services.

In this episode we are going to talk about how to set up your NAU Gmail account on your Apple iOS mobile device or Android mobile device. Setting up access to your NAU Gmail account on your mobile device is quite simple and takes only a couple of minutes. For written documentation, visit: