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Google Apps :: Smartphones

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By standardizing on Google Apps, Humboldt State University has made it easy for you to access University-related content on your smartphone. You can find a complete list of the phones Google supports at

Choosing a smartphone

Picking a phone is a personal choice. You may want a particular cellular carrier, a specific brand, a touch screen, or a certain shape that feels right in your hand. The customer service representative where you purchase your smartphone will be able to help you figure out if a phone works with Google Apps and configure your device to connect to Google Apps. Print this page and take it with you to help them.

Discounts: Most local carriers offer a discount to state employees on the price of the phone as well as the monthly fee. A staff ID or a pay stub will be sufficient to demonstrate your status as a state employee.

Configuring your smartphone

You'll find links below to configuration instructions for some of the most popular smartphones. You can also access this information at or on your phone; when prompted for a user name, use your full HSU email address - the one that looks like

iPhone configuration instructions (iPhone and iPad sync)

Droid configuration instructions

Windows Mobile configuration instructions

Blackberry configuration (downloads app from

Nokia smartphones, Sony Ericsson, Motorola Z8

Settings summary

Username: Your HSU email address (e.g.


Account Type: ActiveSync or Exchange