View our guide for setting up email in the Gmail application.
Before setting up email please check to see that the GMAIL app is updated to the latest version.
- Open the Google Play Store on your Android device.
- Type “Gmail” into the search bar and then select update.
- Note: If the update option is not available, you’re already on the latest version.
After the update is installed, tap the Gmail app icon to open it.
Tap the menu icon in the upper left corner:
- Tap Settings at the bottom.
- Tap Add Account.
- Tap Exchange and Office 365
Note: Choosing “Outlook, Hotmail, Live” will not allow syncing of calendar and contacts.
Enter your full email address and tap Next. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Follow any prompts you may get, including security permissions. You may also be asked to set your sync settings and to set a display name.
You may also be asked to give addition security control. In this case, choose Activate.
Go to the inbox you just set up. If you see an email that says “Action Required to Sync Email,” open it and tap Use Another Mail App Instead.
Pull down the Android notification bar by swiping down from the top of your screen.
If you see a notification that reads “Unable to Sync calendar and contacts.” tap it. Then tap Allow to give access and you’re done!
Note: If you do not see a sync error notification, you’re good to go!