Block installation of unmanaged mobile apps

As an admin, you can prevent users from installing mobile apps that aren't managed. An app is managed when you add it to the Web and mobile apps list.

Note: These settings don't remove or block apps already installed on devices. To prevent app access to Google services, you can use app access control:

  1. For individual apps of concern, you can block or limit access.
  2. For Google services that you want to hide from any app you don't explicitly trust (by adding to your Web and mobile app list), you can set the service as restricted.

Block unmanaged Android app installation

Supported editions for this feature: Frontline; Business Plus; Enterprise; Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Education Plus; G Suite Basic and G Suite Business; Cloud Identity Premium.  Compare your edition

Requires advanced mobile management

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu ""and then"" Devicesand thenMobile and endpointsand thenSettingsand thenAndroid settings.
  3. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  4. Click Apps and data sharingand thenAvailable apps.
  5. Select Only allowed apps.
  6. Click Save. If you configured a child organizational unit, you might be able to Inherit or Override a parent organizational unit's settings.

Changes can take up to 24 hours but typically happen more quickly. Learn more

Block unmanaged iOS app installation

Supported editions for this feature: Enterprise; Education Standard and Education Plus; Cloud Identity Premium. Compare your edition

Supervised company-owned iPhones and iPads only

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu ""and then"" Devicesand thenMobile & endpointsand thenSettingsand theniOS settings.
  3. Click Apps and servicesand thenApp installation.
  4. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  5. Uncheck the Allow users to install apps box. When unchecked, users can't access the App Store and apps bought on other devices can't download automatically. Users can still download allowed apps through the Google Device Policy app.
  6. Click Save. If you configured a child organizational unit, you might be able to Inherit or Override a parent organizational unit's settings.
Changes can take up to 24 hours but typically happen more quickly. Learn more

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