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iCal and mobile device setup

When you are prompted for your "account name" in Google-land, you'll need to use <username>@reed.edu (e.g. "salzberg@reed.edu", not "ben.salzberg@reed.edu")

iCal Setup

  1. You'll first need to reset your Reed Kerberos password at our secure Account Tools website.  It might seem like a pain, but it's a necessary step in order for your device to be able to communicate with Google's servers.  We're not kidding, you actually do have to do this.
  2. Open iCal, pick Preferences, and click the + button to add a new account.
    • Account Type = CalDAV
    • User name = <username>@reed.edu
    • Password = your kerberos password
    • Server Address = www.google.com

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  3. Go to the Preferences, choose Accounts, and click on the Delegation tab to add shared calendars.
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iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Setup

  1. You'll first need to reset your Reed Kerberos password at our secure Account Tools website.  It might seem like a pain, but it's a necessary step in order for your device to be able to communicate with Google's servers.
  2. Lauch the Settings app, and go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars and tap Add Account...
  3. Choose Other and tap Add CalDAV Account under Calendars.
  4. Fill in your info as above:
    • Server = www.google.com
    • User Name = <username>@reed.edu
    • Password = your Reed password.
  5. On your computer, visit calendar.reed.edu, and login with your Reed username and password.
  6. Now, still on your computer, visit the iphone select page and select the calendars you'd like to see on your device.

You'll probably want to disable syncing your calendar with your i-thing in iTunes.

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Android Setup

Android devices (phones, tablets)
  1. You'll first need to reset your Reed Kerberos password at our secure Account Tools website.  It might seem like a pain, but it's a necessary step in order for your device to be able to communicate with Google's servers.
  2. Navigate to your Settings screen.  Find the Accounts setting. Choose Add account. Fill in your @reed.edu email address. Click Sign In.  Your calendar and contact data will begin syncing immediately. Done!

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BlackBerry Setup (OS 4.x, 5.0, or 6.0)

  1. You'll first need to reset your Reed Kerberos password at our secure Account Tools website.  It might seem like a pain, but it's a necessary step in order for your device to be able to communicate with Google's servers.
  2. Navigate to http://m.google.com/sync in your phone's browser.
  3. Click Install Now, then Download on the following screen.
  4. After the Google Sync application is installed, choose Run.
  5. Enter your @reed.edu email address and your Reed Kerberos password, and click Sign In.
  6. The Options screen will appear. Here you can choose whether to synchronize contacts as well as your calendar, how far ahead to synchronize events, whether to also synchronize reminders, and which additional shared calendars (if any) to include.
  7. Press Menu > Save.
  8. You will be asked if you want to sync now. Choose Yes, and ensure that your Google events have appeared on your phone's calendar.
Note that on the BlackBerry, unlike Android, you cannot sync to more than one Google account at once. If you also have a personal Google calendar, you may want to just look at the mobile web version of your Reed calendar by navigating to http://calendar.google.com in your phone's browser.

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Unsure if your device can connect to Google Apps?  Stop by the help desk in the ETC between 8:30-5, M-F and we'll help figure it out.