You can access your Connect Google Workspace account on your iOS device using either Apple's built-in Mail app or with Google's custom Gmail app.  We HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Gmail app for the best experience.


  1. Open the App Store app, search for "Gmail app" and install the "Gmail - email from Google" app.
  2. Open the Gmail app and select Google.  Click Continue.  Sign in with your Connect Address ( for the Username, and your UCSBnetID password, and click Next.
  3. Enter your SSO credentials and authenticate with Duo.
  4. Click Done. 

Mail App (Apple's built-in mail client)

  1. Open the Settings app, select Mail (or in some iOS versions, Passwords & Accounts then Mail), select Accounts, and then select Add Account.
    On the Add Account screen, choose Google as the account type.
  2. Enter your Connect email address ( and tap Done.
  3. At the SSO screen enter your  UCSBnetID (without and your password.  Authenticate using Duo.
  4. Click Save.

NOTE: If you have activated 2SV for your Connect account, you must use the "app password" you created for Mail on your iPhone/iPad. For more information on 2FA and app passwords, go here.