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You can install apps that your organization recommends for work on your Apple® iOS® device. Your administrator can apply settings to manage corporate apps and help protect your organization’s data.
About managed corporate apps
If your organization uses certain apps for work, they might want to manage the app. Managing the app allows them to protect their data.
You might be asked to allow app management when...
- You sign in to a G Suite app (such as Gmail or Google Docs) with your corporate account for the first time.
- You install an app that your admin specified for management.
- Your admin specifies an app for management that’s already on your device.
When you allow an admin to manage an app, they can...
- Remove the app and its associated data from your device (including your personal data) if you remove the Google Apps Device Policy profile from your device.
- Prevent app data from being backed up to iCloud (including your personal data).
- Prevent you from opening files from the app in an unmanaged app.
- Prevent you from opening files from unmanaged apps in the managed app.
Before you begin
Before you can get corporate apps on your iOS device:
- Install the Google Device Policy app.
- Using your G Suite account, sign in to the app.
Get corporate apps
When you install a corporate app on your device, you see it on the home screen along with your personal apps.
- Tap Google Device Policy .
- Tap Menu Apps.
- Tap the app that you want to install.
- Tap Download .
- Tap Install. You might need to enter your Apple ID and password.
Allow an admin to manage and update apps
If you don’t allow your admin to manage the app within 24 hours of being prompted, you won’t be able to access your G Suite account in Google mobile apps (such as Gmail and Google Calendar) on the device.
- If prompted, install and open the Google Device Policy app.
The Device Policy app opens and managed apps are highlighted.
- Review the apps and decide if you want to allow your admin to manage the apps. (You have 24 hours to allow your admin to manage the apps. You’ll get 2 reminders.)
- If you want to allow your admin to manage the apps, tap Update App Management.
- Tap Manage for each app notification you see.
- If you do not allow your admin to manage the highlighted apps and change your mind later, open the Device Policy app, tap Regain work access and follow the steps above.
How to tell if an app is managed
You can tell if an app is managed when you open the Google Device Policy app. In a managed app, you see a green checkmark and a note. If the checkmark is grayed out , the app isn’t managed by your admin.