Iowa State University

ITInformation Technology

Mobile Devices


Iowa State University provides students, faculty, and staff with access to various campus services via mobile devices. Mobile devices include smartphones and tablets that use Android, BlackBerry, iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad), and Windows Mobile operating systems. ITS supports specific services accessible on mobile devices.


The campus services that are accessible on mobile devices include:

  • ISU Exchange Email Synchronization (Faculty and Staff) - Faculty and staff can access their ISU Exchange email from their mobile devices. See Set Up Email for Faculty & Staff (Office 365), under Related Resources on the right, for more information on this process.
  • CyMail Email Synchronization (Students) - Students should refer to Gmail help or the CyMail Links - Syncing, Forwarding, Importing page for more information on CyMail synchronization for mobile devices.
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) - VPN allows you to remotely access the campus network from your mobile device.
  • Storage - Access your file storage space from your mobile device.

Mobile Device Security

Individuals who use university or personal cellular telephones for university business should read Iowa State University’s Communication Technology policy.

Mobile devices often contain personal and sensitive data, posing security risk to both individuals and the university. Mobile devices also have the added risks of being lost or stolen because of their size and portability. Wireless mobile traffic may be unencrypted and can be intercepted. It is recommended that you use a lock code on your device to protect personal and University data. If your device is lost or stolen you can contact the ITS Solution Center for options and capabilities of remotely removing data from your mobile device.