UARK Gmail Setup for Mobile Devices

WAIT: Make sure you are connected to a secure Wi-Fi network before beginning UARK Gmail setup.

IT Services supports a number of mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Limited support is available for Androids due to the variety of operating systems available for these devices. IT Services does not support Blackberry.

For the basic UARK Gmail configuration settings, see the Generic Email Settings Tech Article.

iPhone and iPad Setup

Recent versions of iOS for iPhone and iPad no longer require the IMAP password for UARK Gmail. Instructions for older iOS versions that do require an IMAP password (8.1.2 and earlier) are available below.

  1. Open Settings. Tap Mail, then Contacts, then Calendars.
  2. Tap Add Account. Tap Google.
  3. Enter your UARK Gmail address (username@email.uark.edu). If there is a password field, leave it blank. Tap Sign in.
  4. In the UARK Central Login window, enter your UARK username and password. Tap Log in.
  5. Tap Allow.
  6. Select the services you wish to use. Tap Save.

iOS 8.1.2 and Earlier

WAIT: Older versions of iOS require you to use an IMAP password for UARK Gmail, which is created in Password Manager.

  1. Open Settings. Tap Mail, then Contacts, then Calendars.
  2. Tap Add Account. Tap Google.
  3. Enter your full name. In the Email field, enter your UARK Gmail address (username@email.uark.edu).
  4. In the Password field, enter your IMAP password for UARK Gmail.
  5. Tap Next. Tap Save.

Before your setup is complete, it is necessary to enable the less secure apps setting for UARK Gmail:

  1. Log into email.uark.edu with your UARK username and your regular UARK password.
    Note: Do not use the special IMAP password when logging into email.uark.edu
  2. Click the Settings gear icon in the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Click the Accounts tab and click Google Account Settings.
  4. In the "Sign-in & Security" section of the My Account page, click Connected Apps & Sites.
  5. Click the ON button for Allow Less Secure Apps.

Android Setup

Gmail App

  1. If you aren't on the latest version of the Gmail app, update the Gmail app.
  2. From the Applications menu, tap the Gmail application. 
  3. In the top left, tap Menu.
  4. To the right of your username, tap the Down arrow.
  5. Tap Add account. Tap Google.
  6. Enter your UARK Gmail address (username@email.uark.edu). Tap Next. Tap Accept.
  7. In the UARK Central Login window, enter your UARK username and password. Tap Log in.
  8. After your account is added, you will be signed into UARK Gmail any time you open the Gmail app.

Email App

WAIT: The Email app might require you to use an IMAP password for UARK Gmail, which is created in Password Manager.

  1. From the Applications menu, tap the Email application.
  2. Enter your UARK Gmail address (username@email.uark.edu).
  3. Enter your IMAP password for UARK Gmail. Tap Next.
  4. Tap Manual Setup.
  5. Tap IMAP Account.
  6. Make sure the incoming and outgoing server settings match information below. Tap Next. 
  7. Select your Sync settings. Tap Next. Tap Done.

Before your setup is complete, it is necessary to enable the less secure apps setting for UARK Gmail:

  1. Log into email.uark.edu with your UARK username and your regular UARK password.
    Note: Do not use the special IMAP password when logging into email.uark.edu
  2. Click the Settings gear icon in the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Click the Accounts tab and click Google Account Settings.
  4. In the "Sign-in & Security" section of the My Account page, click Connected Apps & Sites.
  5. Click the ON button for Allow Less Secure Apps.

To verify your settings from the Inbox view, tap More and then tap Settings. Select "Incoming server settings" or "Outgoing server settings."

  • Incoming settings
    IMAP server: imap.gmail.com
    Port: 993
    Security type: SSL 
  • Outgoing settings
    SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com
    Port: 587
    Security type: TLS

Windows Phone Setup

Windows Phone versions 8.1 and later no longer require the IMAP password for UARK Gmail. Instructions for Windows Phone 7 are also available below.

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list and tap Settings. Tap "Email + accounts."
  2. Tap "Add an account." Tap Google.
  3. Tap the Email address box and enter your UARK Gmail address (username@email.uark.edu). Tap Next.
  4. In the UARK Central Login window, enter your UARK username and password. Tap Sign in.

Your UARK Gmail messages and contacts will be synced to your phone.

Windows Phone 7 and Earlier

WAIT: Older versions of Windows Phone might require you to use an IMAP password for UARK Gmail, which is created in Password Manager.

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list and tap Settings. Tap "Email + accounts."
  2. Tap "Add an account." Tap Google.
  3. Tap the Email address box and enter your UARK Gmail address (username@email.uark.edu).
  4. Tap the Password box and enter your IMAP password for UARK Gmail. Tap Sign In.

Before your setup is complete, it is necessary to enable the less secure apps setting for UARK Gmail:

  1. Log into email.uark.edu with your UARK username and your regular UARK password.
    Note: Do not use the special IMAP password when logging into email.uark.edu
  2. Click the Settings gear icon in the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Click the Accounts tab and click Google Account Settings.
  4. In the "Sign-in & Security" section of the My Account page, click Connected Apps & Sites.
  5. Click the ON button for Allow Less Secure Apps.

Your UARK Gmail messages and contacts will be synced to your phone.

Troubleshooting

If you get an error during the setup process, follow the steps below to make sure IMAP is enabled for your UARK Gmail mailbox.

  1. Log into email.uark.edu with your UARK username and password.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the upper right and select Mail settings.
  3. Click Forwarding and then click Pop/IMAP.
  4. Click Enable IMAP. Click Save Changes.
  5. Repeat the setup instructions.

Last reviewed:

Updated 09/13/2016


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