Gmail Set-Up on a Mobile Device

NAU Gmail 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 up Gmail on your phone is your full email address (i.e. and your password is 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. Try checking the "Sync your NAU and Google passwords" checkbox and then reset your 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 NAU password) to log in.
  3. You may need to allow the device to connect to your NAU Gmail account.

Here is a set of instructions straight from Google that can be used to set up NAU Gmail on your tablet or phone's native email app. 

If you prefer, you can use your phone's mobile browser to access NAU Gmail. Please visit, log in as you normally would, 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.


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NAU Gmail is the official email system for Students. 
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G Suite 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. Faculty and Staff are also welcome to use all of Google's exciting collaboration tools to enhance the experience of their students.


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.