This Quicknote is intended to assist current faculty, staff, alumni, and students with setting up the Gmail application on mobile devices.
To follow this Quicknote you will need to have a current affiliation with the University and have access to your UM-Flint account. You will also need a mobile device with internet access and have Duo Two Factor Authentication enabled on the device.
Downloading the Gmail application
Finding and downloading the Gmail app:
Navigate to the "App Store" if you are on an iPhone or the "Play Store" for android devices.
Use the search function to search for the "Gmail application".
Download and install the Gmail application to your mobile device.
Accessing your university email:
Open the Gmail application.
Click the "Sign in" button.
Choose "Google" for the account type.
Sign in with your firstname.lastname@example.org and your current password.
Duo Two Factor Authentication:
Upon signing into the university email system, you will be prompted by Duo to choose a method of authentication.
Once you choose and accept the authentication method, your university email will open.
Additional Assistance / Troubleshooting
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