How to Enable ‘Play Protect’ for Google Workspace Users on Android Devices

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace administrators

You can allow or prevent Google Workspace users from turning off the Play Protect setting, which helps prevent harmful apps from being installed. 

It also scans devices for dangerous apps periodically.

Requirements to protect users from harmful apps

How to allow or disable Play Protect on Android step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Enable 'Play Protect' For Google Workspace Users On Android Devices - Step 1

In Google Admin at, click Devices > Mobile & endpoints > Settings > Android settings in the menu on the left.

Step 2

How To Enable 'Play Protect' For Google Workspace Users On Android Devices - Step 2

Select Apps and Data Sharing.

Step 3

How To Enable 'Play Protect' For Google Workspace Users On Android Devices - Step 3

Click Verify Apps.

Step 4

How To Enable 'Play Protect' For Google Workspace Users On Android Devices - Step 4

It’s safer to keep this unchecked. However, if you wish to enable it, check Allow users to turn off Google Play Protect and click SAVE. 

Changes may take up to 24 hours to take effect on mobile devices.

Note that this only works on Android 6 and up.

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