How to Enable or Disable Google Workspace Mobile Devices Management

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

What is mobile device management in Google Workspace

  • You need to enable mobile management to configure administrator settings for mobile devices.

Requirements to apply device management settings on mobile devices

How to enable or disable Google Workspace mobile management step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Enable or Disable Google Workspace Mobile Devices Management - Step 1

In Google Admin at https://admin.google.com, click Devices > Mobile & endpoints > Settings > Universal settings in the menu on the left.

Step 2

How To Enable or Disable Google Workspace Mobile Devices Management - Step 2

Select General.

Step 3

How To Enable or Disable Google Workspace Mobile Devices Management - Step 4

Under Organizational Units, select the OU for which you want to configure mobile management. The same updates will apply to all sub-OUs under the OU you choose.

By default, if you don’t select an OU, you will add your setting to the top OU, named after your domain. This way, you will apply changes to all users in your account.

You can search for an OU to find it faster if you have a large OU structure.

If you’re not familiar with OUs, click here.

Step 4

How To Enable or Disable Google Workspace Mobile Devices Management - Step 3

Click Mobile management.

Step 5

How To Enable or Disable Google Workspace Mobile Devices Management - Step 5

Three options here: 

  • Basic – you can require a screen lock or passcode on mobile devices and wipe user accounts remotely.
  • Advanced – access to all mobile management options, such as managing apps on Android and iOS devices and the ability to wipe all data.
  • Custom, where you can choose a different management level for each type of device.

To enable Advanced management for iOS, you need to add an Apple Push Certificate, as shown here.

Click SAVE in the bottom right. It may take up to 24 hours before mobile management is enabled/disabled.

See how to add a Google Workspace user account to Android or iOS devices.

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