How to configure corporate Google accounts on iOS devices?


In an organization, e-mail is one of the most important modes for communication. With MDM, you can remotely configure corporate Google accounts on iOS devices through the E-mail policy. Follow the steps given below to add Gmail as the default mail server.


  • On the MDM server, navigate to the Device Mgmt tab and click on Profiles.
  • From the Create Profile dropdown, choose Apple.
  • Provide a suitable name and description and click on Continue.
  • Choose Email from the list of policies. Specify the details given in the table below while configuring the policy.
Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server
Requires SSL:Yes
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server
Requires SSL:Yes
Requires TLS:Yes (if available)
Requires Authentication:Yes
Port for SSL: 465
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Full Name or Display Name Your name
Account Name, User name, or Email address Your full email address
Password Your Gmail password

After configuring the profile, it is recommended to test its functionality on a single device before applying it to groups of devices. Follow the steps given below to associate the profile to a specific device.

  • On the MDM server, navigate to Device Mgmt-> Groups & Devices-> Devices.
  • Select the device on which the e-mail profile is to be tested.
  • From the Action dropdown, choose Associate profile.
  • Select the e-mail profile configured from the available list of profiles shown and click on Select.

If you are satisfied with the functionality of the profile on the device, you can proceed with distribution to groups.