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Set up basic mobile device management

With basic mobile device management for Cloud Identity, you can:

  • Offer device users access to Google mobile apps.
  • Enforce passcodes to secure devices.
  • Wipe corporate data from devices.
  • View and search for devices and export details to a CSV file.
  • (Apple® iOS® users don’t need to download any management app or profile.)

Note: iOS 7 and earlier devices aren’t supported under Basic management. 

Turn on basic mobile device management

To turn on basic mobile device management:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.
  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Device management.
    To see Device management, you might need to click More controls at the bottom.
  3. On the left, click Setup.
  4. Click Mobile Management.
  5. (Optional) On the left, select an organization.
  6. Turn on Enable Mobile Management.
  7. Select the Basic management option.
  8. Click Save.

Only Basic management is available for devices using Google Cloud Identity. If your domain has additional licenses for G Suite Business or Enterprise, you can apply Advanced management for those devices here. Your Identity devices will receive Basic management as usual.

Apply password settings

You can apply password settings any time after you set up mobile device management. 

To apply password settings:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.
  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Device management.
    To see Device management, you might need to click More controls at the bottom.
  3. Click Password settings
  4. Check the Require users to set a password box.
  5. Select the Basic password strength. This allows any input recognized by the device to unlock the screen.
  6. Click Save.
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