Set up and open the Google Admin app on Android

To use the Google Admin app, you need an administrator account on your device.

For more details about the Google Admin app, see About the Google Admin app for Android.

Set up the app

  1. Enable API access for your organization.

    The app uses APIs and doesn’t work without API access.

  2. (Optional) To help users with managed devices, say to wipe a device if it gets lost, enable Google Apps Device Policy.

    Google Apps Device Policy isn’t available for G Suite for Nonprofits or legacy free edition users.

  3. Install the Google Admin app.
  4. If you haven’t done so already, add your administrator account to your device:
    1. On your device, open Settings and find the Accounts section.
    2. Tap Add account and follow the instructions.

Open the app in your administrator account

  1. Open the Google Admin "" app.
  2. If there’s a Sign in button, tap it.
  3. If you see an error message like Unable to sign in or Insufficient permissions, you need to switch to your administrator account:
    1. Tap Menu "" or swipe from the left.
    2. Next to your username, tap Down Arrow "" and select your administrator account.
  4. Enter your Google Account PIN. Or if you don't have a PIN, optionally create one.

    A Google Account PIN provides extra security. If other people use your device, they can’t use Google Admin or access any of the data, unless they know the PIN. If you don’t create a PIN now, you can set it up later.

The exact tasks you can perform in the Google Admin app depend on your administrator privileges.

Getting errors?

If you open the app and see an error like Insufficient permissions, you need to:


Google Admin works with TalkBack, an Android screen reader. For other accessibility information, see:

To report accessibility issues in Google products, use our accessibility feedback form.

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