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 Starter and Frontline Standard; Business Plus; Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus; Education Standard, Education Plus, and Endpoint Education Upgrade; Enterprise Essentials and Enterprise Essentials 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.
  3. (Optional) To apply the setting to a department or team, at the side, select an organizational unit. Show me how
  4. Click Apps and data sharingand thenAvailable apps.
  5. Select Only allowed apps.
  6. Click Save. Or, you might click Override for an organizational unit.

    To later restore the inherited value, click Inherit.

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

Block unmanaged iOS app installation

Supported editions for this feature: Frontline Standard; Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus; Education Standard, Education Plus, and Endpoint Education Upgrade; 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.
  3. Click Apps and servicesand thenApp installation.
  4. (Optional) To apply the setting to a department or team, at the side, select an organizational unit. Show me how
  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. Or, you might click Override for an organizational unit.

    To later restore the inherited value, click Inherit.

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

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