How to Remove Managed Apps in Google Workspace for Users on iOS Devices

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

Requirements to access managed iOS apps settings

This feature is supported for Google Workspace Business Starter, Standard, and Plus; Enterprise; Education Fundamentals, Standard, Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Plus; G Suite Basic and Business; Essentials; Frontline.

What happens when you remove a managed iOS app

When you remove an app from the managed apps list, you may uninstall it from users’ devices, or they may still be able to use it, depending on when the user installed the app:

  • If they installed it before November 30, 2020, the app is uninstalled when you remove it from the list. 
  • If they installed it on or after November 30, 2020, the app remains on the device, and the user can use it.

To check when someone installed an app on a device, go to the Devices audit log, filter by Event name, and select Device application change > Install.

To remove managed iOS apps, follow the steps below.

How to remove managed iOS apps in Google Workspace step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Remove Managed Apps In Google Workspace For Users On iOS Devices - Step 1

In Google Admin at, click Apps > Web and mobile apps.

Step 2

How To Remove Managed Apps In Google Workspace For Users On iOS Devices - Step 2

Hover over an app in the list and click More to its right, then select Delete.

Step 3

How To Remove Managed Apps In Google Workspace For Users On iOS Devices - Step 3

You can also delete multiple apps simultaneously by clicking the boxes on their left to select them, then clicking the Delete button above.

Step 4

How To Remove Managed Apps In Google Workspace For Users On iOS Devices - Step 4

Click DELETE to confirm the removal.

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