Setting up an iPhone or iPad

Connecting to the UHM wireless network

Apple's iPhone/iPad comes with the ability to connect to a wireless network.  Follow the steps in this article to connect your iPhone/iPad to the UHM wireless network.

(Do this section only once)

  1. On the Home screen, touch Settings

  2. Touch Wi-Fi

  3. Under the "Choose a Network..." section, touch UHM

  4. Press the Home button to exit this screen.

You have now joined the UHM wireless network. However, before you can actually connect to any web pages or your email, you will need to do the following:

(Do this section each time you want to connect to the UHM wireless network)

  1. On the Home screen, touch Safari. Go to any web address.  If you are already at a web page, refresh it.

  2. You will be asked to login.  In the UH Username box, type your UH Username. The UH Username is the part before the @ of your hawaii.edu email address. For example, if your hawaii.edu address is jdoe@hawaii.edu, your username is jdoe.

  3. In the UH Password box, type your password

  4. Touch Login or Go.

You should now be connected to the UHM wireless network.  You can tell you have successfully joined the UHM wireless network by checking in the upper left corner of the screen.  You should see the wireless symbol (baseball-diamond shape).  The amount of lines shown in the wireless symbol represents the wireless signal's strength.

If you wish, you can add your iPhone/iPad to the wireless passthrough.  This will allow your iPhone/iPad to connect to the UHM network without having to login each time.  For more information, please refer to the section, "Wireless Authentication Passthrough" in this article: http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1037.

Configuring Mail

The iPhone/iPad comes with a built-in Mail client that you can use to view your UH email.  This is the preferred method of viewing your mail on the iPhone/iPad, as the UH Web Mail does not fully work with the iPhone/iPad's Safari browser.

Follow these steps to configure the iPhone/iPad to receive UH email.  Note this applies to hawaii.edu email only; if you have an email account with another provider such as RoadRunner, or another campus such as hcc.hawaii.edu, the configuration would be different.

  1. On the Home screen, touch Settings, then touch Mail, Contacts, Calendars, then touch Add Account

  2. Touch Other

  3. Touch Add Mail Account

  4. In the Name box, type your name as you want it to appear on outgoing mail messages

  5. In the Address box, type your hawaii.edu email address

  6. In the Password box, type your password

  7. In the Description box, type a simple description for your account, e.g. UH Mail

  8. Touch Save (in the upper right corner of the screen)

  9. On the next screen, make sure IMAP is selected

  10. Under the "Incoming Mail Server" section:
    • In the Host Name box, type imap.gmail.com
    • In the User Name box, type your <username@hawaii.edu>
    • In the Password box, your password should already be filled in

  11. Scroll down. Under the "Outgoing Mail Server" section:
    • In the Host Name box, type smtp.gmail.com
    • In the User Name box, type your <username@hawaii.edu>
    • In the Password box, type your password

  12. Touch Save (in the upper right corner of the screen)

  13. After your Mail information has been verified, at the next screen touch the Account Name for your UH email account (the description that you entered, e.g. UH Mail)

  14. Scroll down and touch Advanced

  15. Make sure "Use SSL" is On. The Server Port should be 993.

  16. Touch the button in the upper left corner, that has the account name for your UH email account (the description that you entered, e.g. UH Mail)

  17. Touch SMTP

  18. Touch smtp.gmail.com

  19. Make sure "Use SSL" is On. The Server Port should be 587.

  20. If you have an iPad, touch Done in the upper right corner.

  21. Press the Home button to exit.


You should now be able to touch the Mail icon on the Home screen and receive your UH email. If you have more than one email account configured, you may have to select your UH Mail account first, before you can see your messages.

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Article ID: 893
Created: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 11:57am
Modified: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:30am