Mobile Setup

(Clinical and other departments dealing with HIPAA or sensitive data are under Google Mobile Device Management.  Mobile setup instructions for these departments differ and can be found here:  Google MDM Setup Instructions)

All devices configured with VCU G Suite accounts should be secured with a password.

Android devices:

Most Android devices come with native, pre-installed versions of an email, contacts, and calendar service. You only need to add your G Suite account once to your mobile device for your email, contacts, and calendar events to be available on that device. 

To begin using G Suite on your Android device, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to your device’s account settings.

  2. Add your G Suite account and follow the instructions from there. After you finish, you should see a message that says "Account sign-in successful."

  3. Choose which products you want to synchronize to your device.

  4. Repeat the steps above to add additional accounts to your device. 

iOS devices:

To take advantage of the most features available in the G Suite Apps, VCU recommends using the G Suite Apps available in the App Store on your iOS device.  To get started, search for Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, etc. in the App Store on your iOS device.

To begin using G Suite on your iOS device in your native iOS apps, select Google which provides oauth authentication via VCU's central authentication service (CAS).

  1. Go to your device’s account settings.
  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts. (For older iOS devices, select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.)
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Google - Continue.
  5. In the "Email or phone" field, enter your email address.
  6. Select Next
  7. Enter your VCU eID and Password. If prompted, complete the 2-Factor authentication. 
  8. Choose which products you want to synchronize to your device.
  9. Select Save. 

Other devices:

If you’re using another device, such as BlackBerry® or Microsoft® Windows Phone®, we recommend you access G Suite on your mobile browser.