If your organization allows it, you can set up Google Workspace on an iOS device to access your work or school account. You can use your own personal device or one that’s issued to you by your organization. Depending on how your administrator configures settings, you can access your account through Google Workspace apps or with the iOS apps on your device.



  • Your personal device running iOS 10 or later or a company-owned device running iOS 11 or later
  • Google Workspace account
  • iTunes account
  • An active version of Safari
    (Enable Safari in your device settings at Settingsand thenGeneraland thenRestrictions.)

Add An Account

  1. On your iOS device, open Settings.
  2. Tap Mail
  3. Tap Accounts
  4. Tap Add Account
  5. Tap Google
  6. In the popup message you will need to tap Continue

Connect with Google

  1. Enter your email address
  2. Click Next
  3. Enter your password
  4. Click Next

Final Settings

If you have Google Two-Factor Authentication enabled (if you aren’t, you really should be using it), wait for your confirmation code and verify your account.

  • At this point, your Google account will be loaded on your device if you press Save at the top right of the screen, however, you really should review which services you want to sync with the account you have connected:
    • If this is a shared account, you should disable Contacts, Calendars and Notes.
    • If you are going to use the official Gmail app, you should disable Mail.
  • Choose Save at the top right of the screen.

Now you can optionally also rename the new Google account as it will, by default, be called Gmail. From the same screen (Settings > Mail > Accounts):

  • Select your newly created account.
  • Tap on your email address at the top of the screen.
  • Modify your Name (what people will see you’re called if you send an email) and Description (currently Gmail) to something more descriptive.