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Email on Mobile Devices

Make sure you have email Doug Greenholt so that he can "activate" your account so that it can be accessed from a mobile device.  By default, he has this turned off.

iPhone / iPad Directions

Setting Up GroupWise Email and Calendar:

1. Make sure you have iOS version 3.0.0 or higher and all available updates installed.  To do this, click SETTINGS app -->  GENERAL --> Software Update. 

2. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > EXCHANGE   

3. Enter the required information: 
  • enter email address 
  • Leave Domain blank 
  • Enter your groupwise username - TIP!!  We have found that entering your whole email address here is better than just your username (bryan_tayman@swsd.k12.pa.us instead of bryan_tayman for example)
  • Enter your groupwise password 
  • Under description, enter "SW GroupWise" 

4. Click next. It will prompt you for your server address. enter   Click OK if it says server cannot be verified. 

5. Hit Next 

6. Select what features you want to sync (calendars, contacts, etc.)

When it prompts you, it is recommended that you choose to leave existing contacts and calendar items on your device. 

7. Click Done. Go check your mail in the MAIL app or your calendar in the Calendar app!

Setting up SouthWestern SD Google Mail and Primary Calendar:

To sync with your device, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings application on your device's home screen
  2. Open Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  3. Select Add Account...
  4. Select Gmail
  5. Enter your account information:
  • In the Name field, enter your name as you'd like it to appear to others.
  • In the Email field, enter your full SouthwesternSD.org email address.
  • In the Password field, enter your SouthwesternSD.org password.
  • In the Description field, enter a description of the calendar (e.g. "Southwestern SD").
  • Select Next at the top of your screen.
  • Make sure the Calendars option is turned on.

After you've completed setup, open the Calendar app on your device. Syncing will automatically begin.

By default, only your primary calendar will be synced with your device. If you have additional calendars you’d like to sync, follow the instructions below.

Getting Google Shared Calendars and Contacts on your iPhone:

Shared Calendars:
  1. Visit the following page from your device's mobile browser:  https://www.google.com/calendar/syncselect 
  2. Login using your @southwesternsd.org email address.
  3. Select the calendars you'd like to sync, then click Save.
The selected calendars will be displayed on your device at the time of the next sync.


  1. Open the Settings application on your device.
  2. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Select Add Account...
  4. Select Other
  5. Select Add CardDAV Account
  6. Fill out your account information in the following fields:
    • Server: Enter "google.com"
    • User Name: Enter your full southwesternSD.org email address.
    • Password: Your southwesternSD.org password.
    • Description: Enter a description of the account (e.g. SW Google Contacts).
  7. Select Next at the top of your screen.
  8. Make sure that the "Contacts" option is turned to ON.

After you've completed setup, open the Contacts app on your device, and syncing will automatically begin.

Other Smartphones like Android Phones

1.  Step one is to email Doug so that he can activate your account.

2.  Then, read the instructions on the wiki linked below for your phone.  If you phone is not listed, you are out of luck for now.  

There are a few phones listed that do not have instructions - keep checking back on the site as it changes frequently.

and follow the instructions. 

For the mobile server address use:

For the mobility pack username and password - use your email name and password

Syncing Google Calendars on your iPhone:

Contact a tech coach if you have questions - we are happy to help you set them up!