Mobile Devices

Mobile Device Requirement:

All MD and DMD students are required to have a web-enabled mobile device such as an Android phone, Android tablet, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Your device must run on either Android 2.3.7 operating system or better or Apple's iOS 6 or greater and have WiFi capability. You are free to choose any mobile (tablet or smartphone) device that meets these requirements.  HMS offers wifi throughout the campus to support these devices. If you need help getting yours set-up, please come see us in TMEC 225!

To download mobile applications for your device, you need to log into MyCourses with your username and case-sensitive password. Click on Applications in the upper left corner of the frame and then click on Mobile Resources in the main frame to download an application for your device.

Mobile Device Setups

How can I set up email on my iPhone?

  1. Start from the Home screen. To get to the Home screen, press the Home button once.
  2. Tap on Settings
  3. Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  4. Tap on Add Account
  5. Tap on Microsoft Exchange
  6. Enter the following information (you may need to scroll the screen down in order to see all the fields):
    •  Domain: (leave this blank)
    •  Username: [your full email address in the form of firstname_lastname@hms.harvard.ed]
    •  Password: Enter your eCommons password
    •  Server:
  7. Tap Next
  8. Wait for verification to complete
  9. Select which services to synchronize.
    NOTE: Does not sync Exchange with Mobile Me or other services
  10. Tap Save

How can I set up email on my Android Phone?

  1. Open the Applications tray and select My Accounts
  2. Select Add Account
  3. Select Corporate Sync or Exchange ActiveSync
  4. Enter the following settings:
    •  Domain: (leave this blank)
    •  Username: [your full email address, in the form]
    •  Password:  your eCommons password
    •  Server:
    • Use secure connection: checked 
  5. Click Done to submit the account information.