Set up G Suite on an iOS device

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If your organization allows it, you can set up G Suite on an iOS device to access your work or school account. You can use your own personal device or one that’s issued to you by your organization. Depending on how your IT administrator configures settings, you can access your account through G Suite apps or with the iOS apps on your device.

What you need:
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Phone A personal device running iOS 10 or later or a company-owned device running iOS 11 or later
Account A G Suite account—If you don’t already have one, see your admin.

What type of device do you want to set up?" "

Set up a personal device

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Step 1: Add your G Suite account to the device

How you add your account depends on the apps that you want to use for work or school.

I want to use Google apps (such as Gmail)
  1. On your iOS device, open the App Store and search for a Google app, such as Gmail.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the app.
    You might need to enter your Apple ID and password.
  3. When the installation is complete, open Gmail "".
  4. Tap Sign inand thenGoogleand thenContinue.
  5. Sign in using your G Suite account.
    Your G Suite account is the account that you use for work or school.
  6. If you want to receive notifications from Gmail, tap Allow.

What’s next?

It depends on how your admin manages your device.

  • If you open Gmail and see your work email messages, you can start using the app right away. 
  • If you see a prompt to install the Google Device Policy app, go to step 2 below. 
  • If you’re prompted to install a security profile, tap Nextand thengo to step 3 below.
I want to use iOS apps

If your admin allows it, you can sync your G Suite mail, calendars, and contacts with the corresponding apps on your iOS device. You can get email from your work or school account, see your Google Calendar events, and view Google Contacts in your corresponding iOS apps.

To add your G Suite account to the Mail app:

  1. On your iOS device, open Settings.
  2. Tap Passwords & Accountsand thenAdd Account.
    If you're using iOS 10.3.3 or earlier, tap Mailand thenAccountsand thenAdd Account.
  3. Tap Google.
  4. Sign in using your G Suite account.
    Your G Suite account is the account that you use for work or school.
  5. Close the settings and open the Mail app.

What’s next?

It depends on how your admin manages your device.

  • If you open the Mail app and see your work emails, you can start using iOS apps for work right away. 
  • If you don’t see your work emails in the Mail app, your admin might want you to install the Google Device Policy app. See step 2 below.

Step 2: Install the Google Device Policy app

To make sure that your organization’s data stays safe, you might be asked to install the Google Device Policy app. You’ll be asked to install the app if:

  • Your admin enforces certain security policies for mobile devices. Learn more
  • Your admin wants to manage corporate apps on your device.  Learn more
  • You try to sign in to your work account through a third-party app. 

Install the Device Policy app

  1. Choose an option: 
    • If your device prompted you to install the app, tap App Store.
    • If you didn’t see a prompt, open the App Store and search for Google Device Policy
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the app.
    You might need to enter your Apple ID and password.
  3. Open Google Device Policy "", read and swipe through the information screens, and tap Continue.
  4. If you want to receive notifications from the app (recommended), tap Allow.
  5. Tap Get started and sign in using your G Suite account.
    Your G Suite account is the account that you use for work or school. 
  6. Tap Accept to agree to the Terms of Service. 
  7. Tap Download ""and thenfollow the steps to install the configuration profile. See step 3 below. 

Step 3: Install the configuration profile 

If you see a Device Policy alert message that asks you to install a security profile, follow these steps.

You might be prompted to install a Google mobile device management configuration profile on your device. This profile helps your admin to protect your organization's data on the device. Learn more

To install the configuration profile:

  1. Tap Allow to download the configuration profile.
  2. Tap Closeand thenopen your Settings app.
  3. Tap Profile Downloaded.  
  4. Tap Install.
  5. If prompted, enter your device passcode and tap Install.
  6. Tap Installand thenTrust.
  7. Tap Done. If your admin needs to approve your device, you’ll get a message at your work or school email address.
  8. Close your Settings app.

To get work apps, open Google Device Policy ""​​and thentap Menu ""and thenApps

 Set up a company-owned device

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If you use a company-owned device for work, the device is managed by your IT admin. The device is pre-configured with your organization’s preferred settings. Your admin can control device features, such as whether or not you can access the App Store or change notification settings. 

Before you begin: If your organization issued you with a device that was already in use, the device needs to be reset to its factory settings. If you need help, contact your admin. 

Set up your device

  1. Turn on the device.
  2. Follow the prompts to set your preferred language, connect to a W-Fi network, and create a passcode for the device. 
  3. On the Remote Management screen, tap Next.
  4. When prompted, sign in with your Apple ID and set up Apple security settings.
  5. Wait while the Google Device Policy app installs on the device.
  6. Open Google Device Policy "" and sign in using your G Suite account.
    Your G Suite account is the account that you use for work or school. 
  7. Tap Accept to agree to the Terms of Service.
  8. Follow the prompts to finish setting up your device.

To get work apps, open Google Device Policy ""​​and thentap Menu ""and thenApps.

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