How to configure the iPhone to sync with Lehigh Google Calendar.

Examples shown are for iPhone OS Version 4 or later

PREREQUISITE: Make sure you have already set up your Lehigh Google account and have created a Lehigh Google Generated Password (see www.lehigh.edu/google for more information.)

Also make sure you are in a location with a good signal or reliable WiFi connection.

 

Step 1: At the Home screen, tap the Settings button.

On the Settings screen, scroll down and tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Step 2: On the Mail screen, tap Add Account.

On the Add Account screen, tap Microsoft Exchange (Google uses ActiveSync technology).

[If you are already using another Exchange account, you will receive an error message "Account Already Exists" and will not be allowed to proceed. Only one account can be configured to useActiveSync.]

Step 3: On the Exchange screen, enter your Lehigh email address in the form "userid@lehigh.edu" in both the Email AND Username fields. Leave the Domain field blank.

In the Password field, enter your Lehigh Google Generated password. Be very careful to type this password correctly!

 

Tap the Next button.

Step 4: You should see "Verifying Exchange account information" at the top of the screen.

You may be prompted to verify a security certificate.

Tap Accept.

 

Step 5: The Exchange screen withh change to show an additional field to enter called "Server".

Enter "m.google.com" as shown.

Tap the Next button at the top of the screen.

The Exchange screen will change to show On/Off switches for Mail, Contacts and Calendars.

Slide Mail to OFF (Google does not support this option), slide Contacts OFF and keep Calendars ON.

Tap Done.

 

    [NOTE: While not covered by this document, syncing of Contacts between your Lehigh Google Account and the iPhone is supported. However, be aware that the initial sync will replace any Contacts on the iPhone with the Contacts in your Lehigh Google account.]
 

Step 6: If you have existing Calendar or Contact data on the iPhone, you will be presented with a warning screen asking confirming that you want to Delete the calendar data on your iPhone.

It is recommended that you tap the Delete button. (Choosing "Keep on my iPhone" will attempt to merge calendars but doesn't always work correctly.)

Lehigh Google Sync is now successfully configured for your iPhone! Synchronization with your primary Lehigh Google calendar will begin automatically if you have Push enabled (the default.) You can also open the Calendar app and wait a few seconds to start a sync.


Adding additional Lehigh Google Calendars (Layers).

If your Lehigh Google Calendar account has several additional calendars (layers), you can choose which of these you want to sync with your iPhone (up to 25.)


Step 1: From the iPhone's web browser, visit https://m.google.com/sync/settings/

Step 2: On the screen Google Sync for your iPhone", tap "Sign in with your Google Account" (ignore the link after "Google Apps user?" as that no longer works.)

Step 3: On the Google Sign In screen, enter your Lehigh username including @lehigh.edu and tap "Go" or the "Sign In" button.

DO NOT ENTER A PASSWORD ON THE GOOGLE SCREEN !

Step 4: On the Lehigh Login page, enter your REGULAR Lehigh username and password (not your Lehigh Google generated password) and tap Login.

 

Step 5: On the Google Sync screen, Manage devices, tap on the appropriate iPhone listing to choose it as a device you wish to sync.

[You may wish to bookmark this page for future reference by tapping the + (plus symbol) at the bottom of the Safari screen.]

The final screen will show a list of your Lehigh Google Calendars and checkboxes, with your primary calendar checked. Check the boxes for calendars you wish to sync with this device.

Synchronization with all selected Lehigh Google calendars will begin automatically if you have Push enabled (the default.) You can also open the Calendar app and wait a few seconds to start a sync.

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