Setting up Gmail for Exchange on Android


Find out how to connect Gmail on an Android device to Exchange.

Steps to Take

  1. Go to the home screen of your Android device by clicking on the home button (bottom circle, middle button).

    Android Home Screen

  2. From the middle of your Android device, swipe down to get to the search bar.
  3. Type Gmail, then select the Gmail app.

    "gmail" typed in search bar on android phone

  4. To add your UC San Diego email, at the top left click on the three lines and a menu will display.

    Menu button on gmail app on android phone

  5. Go to the bottom of the list and select Settings.

    Settings button on gmail app on android phone

  6. Select Add account.

    Settings menu with "Add account" circled on gmail app

  7. Select Exchange and Office 365.

    "Exchange and Office 365" option market on "set up email" menu

  8. Type in your UC San Diego email address and select Next.

    Text area to add email address

  9. You will be redirected to a UC San Diego sign in page. Enter your UC San Diego email address and password.

    UC San Diego log in page

  10. You will be prompted to process your Two-step login. Learn more about Two-step login. 

    DUO Push prompt

  11. Approve the Duo Push.

    DUO Push prompt on mobile app

  12. If you receive the message "Allow Gmail to access your calendar?" Click Allow.

    Prompt for "Allow Gmail to access your calendar?"

  13. If you receive the message "Activate device admin app," select Activate.

    Window to activate device on admin app

  14. The last step is to switch from your personal email to your UC San Diego email. Select the profile circle icon at top right. 

    Gmail profile icon circled on the gmail app

  15. From the list, select your UC San Diego email address.

    List of accounts on the gmail app with an example UCSD account marked

  16. Setup complete. Your UC San Diego email will display.

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk. You can call us at (858) 246-4357, email us at, or submit a ticket at