Setting up Gmail on Android


Instructions to guide you through the steps required to connect your Android device to UC San Diego Gmail.

Steps to Take

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

    Android screen shot - select the Gmail app

  4. After you select the Gmail app, your personal email will most likely display. Add your UC San Diego email by clicking on the three lines to display a menu.

    Android screen shot - three lines top left

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

    Android screen shot - choose Settings

  6. Select Add account.

    Android screen shot - Settings, Add Account

  7. Select Google.

    Android screen shot - Set up email, choose Google

  8. Type in your UC San Diego email address.

    Android screen shot - type in your UCSD email address
  9. If you receive a message asking you to choose between multiple Gmail accounts, select G Suite account / An account owned by

    Android screen shot - if asked to choose, select G Suite account owned by

  10. You'll be redirected to a UC San Diego sign-in page. Sign in with your UC San Diego email address and password.

  11. You'll be required to accept a Duo authentication. Approve the Duo Push.

  12. The Gmail app will add your UC San Diego email, then take you back to Settings. Keep selecting the back arrow until you see your email.

    Android screen shot - Settings - keep selecting the back arrow until you see your email

  13. Switch from your personal e-mail to your UC San Diego email: Locate and select the circular profile icon at top right.

    Android screen shot - Settings - select the circular profile icon at top right

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

    Android screen shot - from the list, select your UCSD email address; setup is complete
  15. When setup is 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