Google Sync uses Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync 12.1 to let users synchronize their work or school mail, contacts, and calendars to their mobile devices. For example, iPhone and iPad users can sign in with Microsoft Exchange to get their work Gmail messages in the Apple Mail app and Google Calendar events in Apple Calendar. As an administrator, you can enforce security policies on those devices. For details, see Set up advanced mobile management.
Prepare to transition away from Google Sync
Google Sync doesn’t support OAuth authentication, 2-factor authentication, or security keys, which leaves your organization’s data less secure. With more secure alternatives available, we recommend that you transition off Google Sync. For details, see Transition your organization off Google Sync.
Which devices support Google Sync?
Google Sync works with iOS, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry 10 devices. For user setup instructions, see:
- Set up Google Sync for iOS
- Use Google Workspace on Windows Phones
- Use Google Workspace on BlackBerry devices
Android doesn't require Google Sync because it connects to Google Workspace. For details, see the Learning Center.
- Before enabling Google Sync with iOS devices, read Known Issues with iOS.
- Setting up a new ActiveSync account on a user's device might remove existing data on the device. Back up the user's data before you set up Google Sync on the device.
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