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How to install G Suite on my mobile phone? Are there mail, calendar, & contacts better than the built-in apps already on Android & iPhone?

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How to install G Suite on my mobile phone? Are there mail, calendar, & contacts better than the built-in apps already on Android & iPhone?

How to install G Suite on my mobile phone?

On cutover day, you will need to follow instructions from Jones IT. They will be provided just prior to cutover via email. Our technicians are also happy to assist with any troubles. 

You can refer our G Suite FAQ article about how to set up G Suite on mobile device and instructions on signatures.

Are there mail, calendar, & contacts better than the built-in apps already on Android & iPhone? 

The built-in apps on Android & iPhone do not work as well as G Suite's apps. Therefore, we recommend installing & using G Suite apps directly from the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. 

Mobile overview

The following G Suite services are available on mobile devices.

Download and install G Suite

Download and install the products below (or just a select few) from Google Play (Android devices) or App Store (iOS devices). Then, to open them, just tap the G Suite service on your mobile device.

Access G Suite from your browser

If an app isn’t available on your Android or iOS device, or if you're using a different type of device, type the following locations in your mobile browser for an experience that’s similar to your desktop computer.

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Can I still use desktop apps like Outlook or Apple Mail/Calendar? How do I bookmark G Suite in a browser?

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Can I still use desktop apps like Outlook or Apple Mail/Calendar? How do I bookmark G Suite in a browser?

check email after cutover

“After the cutover date, when our company G Suite goes live, if I want to check my email, can I continue to use Outlook, Apple Mail, Apple Calendar (on my desktop) instead of logging on to the internet to check my mail/calendar? I would strongly prefer to continue to use my desktop apps."

SHORT ANSWER: No :(

G SUITE ON THE WEB

I know this is not the answer some of you may want. I always hate to say no and am sorry for the inconvenience. However, the main reason your company decided to switch to G Suite is the power of being able to use it anywhere from a web browser. There are more features and powers available by using the web browser. Using desktop apps (Outlook, Apple Mail, Apple Calendar) really limits the systems at your company and the future of where IT going (cloud, mobile, web-based software, etc). I could go on and on. When Jones IT made the switch ourselves, I have to admit I was like some of you and religious about my desktop apps like Apple Calendar and Outlook but after getting used to it, I don’t miss these dinosaurs one bit. My Google Mail, Drive, and Calendar work everyday on my web browser without any errors, loading time, syncing issues, or any problems associated with desktop software.

BOOKMARK G SUITE (Pro tip if you’re curious)

Here is what I do to get my work morning started in lightening speed! In my chrome browser (recommended, but firefox works too), I have bookmarked 3 pages (mail.google.comcalendar.google.comdrive.google.com) in my web browser favorites and placed them in folder for work (subfolder “day start” is optional). Then each morning when I turn on my computer, the first thing I do is open my web browser and directly open gMail, gCal, and gDrive in different tabs. Check out my screenshot below. The only downside is that since it loads so darn fast (within seconds), I don’t have time to go to kitchen to make coffee (like it used to be with Outlook & Apple Mail)!!!

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