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Set up and sign in to the Google Admin app on Android

To set up and use the Google Admin app, you must be an administrator.

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 the Google Apps Device Policy app.

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

  3. Install the Google Admin app.

Sign in

  1. Sign in to the app using an administrator account. If necessary, tap Google Admin Google Admin to sign in.

    If you have more than one Google Account, you might need to add or switch to your administrator account.

  2. (Optional) Set up an account PIN for additional security. That way, if other people use your device while you're signed in, they can’t use Google Admin or access any of the data, unless they know the PIN. If you already have a Google Account PIN, you’ll enter it when you open the app. If you don’t set a PIN now, you can set it up later.

Using multiple accounts

If you have more than one Google Account, you need to add your administrator account to your device. You need to be signed in to this account if you want to use the Google Admin app.

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

Add a Google Account to your device
  1. On your device, open Settings and find the Accounts section.
  2. Tap Add account and follow the instructions.
Switch accounts
  1. Open Google Admin Google Admin.
  2. Tap Menu Menu, or swipe from the left.
  3. Next to your username, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow and select your administrator account.

Can’t sign in?

If you try to sign in and see 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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