As an admin, you can use your Admin console to manage Chrome browser on iOS devices.
Before you begin
- To manage Chrome browser from the cloud-based Admin console, you need to associate your devices with a domain. For details, go to Sign up for Chrome Browser Cloud Management.
- To push policies to your iOS devices, use a Mobile Device Management (MDM) vendor that supports AppConfig. For example, Jamf, VMware Workspace One, or InTune.
- To configure settings for a specific group of enrolled Chrome browsers, set up organizational units.
- Set policies that apply to all Chrome browser users, whether or not the user is signed in. For details, go to Set Chrome policies for users or browsers.
- To get reporting data on your organization's enrolled browsers, enable Chrome browser reporting.
Set up Chrome Browser Cloud Management
Sign in to your Google Admin console.
Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).
In the Admin console, go to Menu DevicesChromeManaged browsers.
- (Optional) On the left, select the top-level organization. Or, select the organizational unit where you want to generate a token that will enroll browsers directly to that specific organizational unit. For information, see Add an organization unit.
- At the top, click Enroll.
Note: If this is your first browser enrollment, you are prompted to accept the Chrome Browser Cloud Management (CBCM) Terms of Service.
- Under Downloads, click Appconfig File. The downloaded XML file contains the enrollment token.
- Click Done.
- Sign in to your Unified Endpoint Management (UEM).
- Upload the XML file to the app or device profile.
- Push the profile to iOS devices.
It might take up to 24 hours for data about enrolled browsers and the browser reporting information to be updated in the Admin console.
Enroll browsers through UEM
- Enroll browsers with Cisco Meraki
- Enroll browsers with Jamf Pro
- Enroll browsers with Microsoft Intune
Verify policies are applied
After you apply any Chrome policies, users need to restart Chrome browser for the settings to take effect. For details, see How to force an app to close on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Check users’ devices to make sure the policy was applied correctly.
- On an iOS device, open Chrome browser and go to chrome://policy.
- Tap Reload.
- Check the Show policies with no value set box.
- For the policies that you set, make sure that Status is set to OK and the policy values match what you set in the policy.