Set up basic mobile device management

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By default, your organization has basic mobile management turned on. This feature provides the fundamental tools you need to let people in your organization access their work accounts from mobile devices while keeping your organization's data more secure.

Android devices, iPhones, and iPads are supported. For details, see Device requirements for Google endpoint management.

If basic management doesn't meet your organization's security needs, advanced mobile management includes more security options and management tools, including app management and device audits. Learn more

Customize basic mobile management

  1. Customize password requirements for managed mobile devices.
  2. Set up managed apps for Android devices.

What else you can do

  1. Wipe a user's account from a mobile device if the device is lost or stolen.

    Note: If you change the management level for an Android device from advanced to basic, you might only be able to wipe the device, not the user’s account. Learn more

  2. Set up mobile device activity alerts.
  3. Periodically review the mobile devices that access your organization's data.

Turn on basic mobile management

If you previously turned off mobile management, turn it on again. Tell users you will manage the mobile devices they use for work. Let them know your password requirements.

Before you begin: To apply the setting for certain users, put their accounts in an organizational unit.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Devices.
  3. At the left, click Settingsand thenUniversal settings.
  4. Click Generaland thenMobile management.
  5. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  6. Select Basic.
  7. Click Save. If you configured a child organizational unit, you might be able to Inherit or Override a parent organizational unit's settings.


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