Mobile Management overview

This feature is not available in the legacy free edition of Google Apps.

Manage your organization’s mobile devices, without the need for an on-premise device management server, using the Google Admin console. Mobile Management allows you to enforce device policies over mobile devices in your organization and perform actions like remotely wiping your users’ mobile devices.

Use Mobile Management to:

  • Configure mobile settings by organizational unit.
  • Control what devices can connect to your users' Google Apps data.
  • View mobile devices in your organization connecting via Google Sync or Android Sync with Device Policy.
  • View all apps that access Google Apps data installed on an Android device.

Get started with Mobile Management

Android for Work

Android for Work

Set up and configure Android for Work in your organization to better manage your business data and applications on your users’ Android 5.0+ devices that support Work Profiles. You can use Google Play for Work to find, whitelist, and deploy business apps to the Work Profile on your users’ devices. The solution also offers seamless auto-install and uninstall restriction for apps in Work Profiles.

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New for iOS

Manage additional policies on iOS devices, with controls around iCloud backup and lock screens. The solution offers monitoring of mobile deployments in your domain and the ability to remote wipe the entire device or Account wipe to erase Google Apps data only. Support for iOS 7 and higher devices.

Android

Additional Android features

Additional features include reporting, compromised device detection and inactive account wipe options. Also includes the support of Enterprise WiFi networks (802.1x EAP) from Android 4.3 version. For more details see the Google Official Enterprise Blog.

Mobile devices

Supported Devices

Mobile Management covers Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and smartphones and tablets using Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®. BlackBerry OS 7 or older devices and devices syncing to Google Apps using only IMAP or POP are not supported by Mobile Management.

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Configure policies and security settings

Access Mobile Management by signing in to your Google Admin console and going to Device management. In the Admin console, you can configure several settings for your users' devices. Android devices need to have the Google Apps Device Policy app installed to show up under Managed devices.

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View graphs and reports for your organization

In addition to these mobile settings, you can view graphs about mobile usage and see mobile trends in your organization in the Reports tab of your Admin console.

For answers to your mobile policy questions, see these Mobile Management articles: Setup, Device management settings, Device activation, and Manage devices.