Quick start information
Important:Be sure to enter your U-M email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and UMICH password when setting up your mobile device.
Warning:If you use notes with another account (Personal Gmail, iCloud, etc.) do not turn notes on as it could remove existing notes from the device.
Faculty and staff should never maintain sensitive regulated data on personally owned mobile devices. Users, including students, wishing to sync their U-M Google Mail account to their mobile device (smart phone, tablet) must ensure that their device is, at a minimum, protected by a password or pin. Please visit the U-M Safe Computing mobile device security site for additional privacy and security best practices.
Note:There are two options for setting up your Android device: using a Google account or using the Corporate Account. If you have a personal Google account set up on your device already, you can use the Corporate Account option to keep your email account separate. If you would like a unified inbox with all of your email in one place, use the Google account option.
Gmail features with Google Sync
See how actions taken on your mobile device affect your Gmail web interface when Sync is enabled. When using Google Sync on your mobile device, certain actions in Gmail will have a different behavior than you're used to. For instance, when you "delete" a message from your Apple mobile device, the default action is that it will archive the message, NOT put it in the Trash as you might expect.
To truly delete a message from your mobile device, you must select Enable "Delete Email as Trash" for this device in your Google Sync settings:
- From the device, go to Google Sync settings.
- On the Google log in page, enter your full U-M email address in the username field. You do not need to enter a password on this page.
- Tap Sign In. You will be directed to Weblogin.
- Sign in with your uniqname and UMICH password.
- Select the device (usually your iPhone is the only device listed)
- Select Enable "Delete Email as Trash" for this device.