Set up advanced mobile device management
About advanced mobile device management
If you have the legacy free edition of Google Apps, upgrade to G Suite to get this feature.
Use advanced management if you want to enforce passwords on devices, have control over device policies, manage apps on Android and Apple® iOS® devices, and the ability to wipe all data from devices. For a full list of features, see Compare mobile management features.
The way you set up advanced management for Android devices and iOS differs. For Android devices, you need to turn on Android App Management, and for iOS devices you need to set up an Apple Push Certificate. Android and iOS users are prompted to install a device policy app or profile so that you can manage their devices.
Before you begin
- See what devices are supported—Supported devices include Android, Apple® iOS® and devices that use Microsoft Exchange® ActiveSync® (G Suite only). For details, see Minimum device requirements.
- Organize your users—Use organizational units to apply different settings to groups of users. For example, you might want to allow notifications on the lock screen for managers but not for other users. For details, see About user and device policies.
- Notify your users—Tell users that you're going to manage the mobile devices that they use for work. Let them know about the policies you’re going to use and how they can enroll their devices.