Unfortunately Gmail no longer supports Exchange ActiveSync for free users, so some may be having issues getting their accounts setup properly on BlackBerry 10. Gmail has turned to using IMAP, CalDav and CardDav for email, calendar and contacts instead.

Setting these up isn't too much of a chore, just a bit of extra effort as you'll need to do each one individually instead of using the regular email setup to grab all three. Not to worry though because we'll show you how it's done - keep reading to get started.

How To Setup Email Using IMAP

To setup your Gmail account, go to Settings > Accounts. Tap Add Account (on the bottom) then Advanced.

Here choose Gmail.

BlackBerry 10 makes the email portion of the setup easy for Gmail accounts and has most of the info filled in already, so you'll just need to enter the following:

  • Description: Whatever you want to call the account
  • Display Name: Your name
  • Username: Your Gmail address
  • Email Address: Your Gmail address

On the bottom of the page you can choose your sync settings for email as well. 

Tap Next. You'll then be brought to Gmail to sign into your account. Enter your email address and password then tap Sign In.

On the next page tap Accept to allow the permissions. If everything was entered correctly your Gmail address will be added to your device.

 

How To Setup Calendar Using CalDAV

Go to Settings > Accounts. Tap Add Account then Advanced

Choose CalDAV

Enter the following information:

  • Description: Name for your calendar
  • Username: Your Gmail address
  • Email Address: Your Gmail Address
  • Password: Your Gmail password
  • Server Address: www.google.com

Change the sync interval as you wish, then tap Done.

If all of your information was entered correctly your calendar will be added to your device.

 

How To Setup Contacts Using CardDAV

Go to Settings > Accounts. Tap Add Account then Advanced

Choose CardDAV

Enter the following information:

  • Description: Name for your contacts
  • Username: Your Gmail address
  • Email Address: Your Gmail address
  • Password: Your Gmail password
  • Server Address: www.google.com

Change the sync interval if you so desire, then tap Done. If all of your info was entered correctly your contacts will be added to the device.

 

Keep in mind that your contacts and calendar may take a bit to sync up for the first time, and in the future they'll also only sync after the specified interval that you chose.

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