How to Enforce Password Requirements for Work Profile Apps on Android Mobile Devices

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

Work profile password requirements work differently on different versions of Android

  • On older Android devices, you can enforce password settings only for apps running in a user’s work profile and allow users to configure their lock screen settings for their device. 
  • For devices running Android 7 and up, password settings are enforced on the entire device if you disable the setting shown below.

How to enforce password requirements on Android devices with a work profile step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Enforce Password Requirements For Work Profile Apps On Android Mobile Devices - Step 1

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

Step 2

How To Enforce Password Requirements For Work Profile Apps On Android Mobile Devices - Step 2

Select Work profile.

Step 3

How To Enforce Password Requirements For Work Profile Apps On Android Mobile Devices - Step 3

Click Work profile password.

Step 4

How To Enforce Password Requirements For Work Profile Apps On Android Mobile Devices - Step 4

Check the Apply password requirements only on work profile apps box, or leave it unchecked to apply password requirements to the whole device. 

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

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