Set up an Android device with a G Suite or Cloud Identity account

To set up an Android device with a G Suite or Cloud Identity account, you just need to add your account to the device. How you add your account depends on whether you're setting up a new (or factory-reset) device or an existing device.

Set up a new device

If you have a new or factory-reset device, add your G Suite or Cloud Identity account during device setup:

  1. Turn on your device.
  2. Follow the on-screen steps until you're prompted to enter a Google Account.
  3. Enter your G Suite or Cloud Identity account email and password.
  4. Follow the on-screen steps until setup is complete.

If your organization has advanced management enabled and your device isn't marked as corporate-owned, you will be asked to choose how you want to use the device:

  • If you plan to add personal data on the device, check I own this device. The device will be set up with a work profile to keep your work and personal data separate.
  • If you don't plan to add personal data on the device, don't check I own this device. The device will be set up in fully managed mode.

Set up an existing device

If your device is already set up, add your G Suite or Cloud Identity account. If your account is already on your device, you don’t need to do anything. To add your account:

  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Accounts. If you can't see 'Accounts', tap Users & accounts.
  3. At the bottom, tap Add account.
  4. Tap Google.
  5. Enter your G Suite or Cloud Identity account email and password.

If your organization has advanced management enabled, you will be prompted to set up a work profile to keep corporate data secure and separate from your personal data.

Company-owned devices

Organizations with G Suite Enterprise or Business or Cloud Identity Premium can import company-owned devices into their inventory. Devices in your organization's company-owned inventory are automatically set up in fully managed mode, and work profile is not available.

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