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Mobile Device Sync

You can sync your PSU calendar, email, and contacts on your mobile device. Syncing all your information on your mobile device will help you keep track of important information in a single location.

Syncing PSU Google Accounts on Mobile Devices

iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)

If you want to sync all your PSU Google Apps with your device, use the steps below. If you want to sync just your PSU Gmail, you have the option of either following the steps below or using Google's Gmail app for iOS.

To sync your information to your iOS device's native apps, follow these steps:

  1. If you are on-campus, connect to the PSU Secure Wi-Fi network.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  4. Select Add Account.
  5. Select Microsoft Exchange Account and enter the following information:
  6. Select Next and enter the following information:
  7. Select Next.
  8. Choose which services you'd like to sync.
  9. Select Save. Your account is now synced.

To sync secondary calendars to your iOS device's native apps, follow these steps:

  1. On your device, open Safari, and go to “m.google.com/sync/settings”.
  2. In the Email section, enter your PSU email address and select Sign in.
  3. Log in with your Odin username and password.
  4. Select the secondary and shared calendars you would like to sync.
  5. Open the Calendar app, and select Calendars. This will allow you to control which ones are displayed.

Android Devices

If you want to sync all your PSU Google Apps with your device, use the steps below. If you want to sync just your PSU Gmail, you have the option of either following the steps below or using Google's Gmail app for Android.

To sync your information to your Android device's native apps, follow these steps:

  1. If you are on-campus, connect to the PSU Secure Wi-Fi network.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Accounts.
  4. Select Add Account.
  5. Select Google.
  6. Select Sign In and enter the following information:

Blackberry Phones

Note: Blackberries requires the system label "All Mail" to be "Shown in IMAP". This setting can be accessed via the Labels panel within your Mail Settings.

Blackberry devices are set up by adding your account via the device's email setup wizard. The wizard can be located in a couple of places, depending on your device. Typically the wizard can be found within the Setup folder, although in some cases it may be listed alone on the device's home screen. It will have an envelope with a gear on it and it may be titled Email Setup, Email Settings, Setup Wizard, or Personal Email Set-up.

Once you locate the wizard, do the following:

  1. Choose to add an account.
  2. Choose Other as the type.
  3. Input your information:
  4. Select next and check the boxes to synchronize Contacts and Calendar data, if you would like to have access to that data on your device. If Calendar is not an available check box, you will need to setup the gSync application (see below for instructions).
  5. It should report success, and let you know it may take up to 30 minutes for messages to be delivered to your device.

gSync Setup:

  1. Open your device's web browser and go to “m.google.com/sync”.
  2. Once installed run the application and input your username (YourOdinUsername@pdx.edu) and current Odin password.
  3. This will synchronize your Google Calendar into your device's built-in calendar.

Windows Phone

Use Windows Mobile native apps to access Google Apps using Google Sync. This will only give you access to calendar, contacts, and mail. To sync your phone to your PSU Google account, follow these instructions:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Select "email+accounts".
  • Select "add an account".
  • Select "advanced setup".
  • Enter your PSU Gmail address (YourOdinUsername@pdx.edu) and password.
  • Select Exchange ActiveSync.
  • Enter the following information:
  • Leave all the other fields blank. (OIT also recommends unchecking the Contacts box, to prevent new contacts saved on your phone from being saved to your PSU Google account. This ensures that your contacts will go with you if you leave the University.)
  • Select the Save Settings button.

Further Resources

Contact the Helpdesk for additional assistance.