How to Prevent Google Workspace Users on iOS Devices From Using AirDrop

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

You can prevent Google Workspace users from using AirDrop.

You also have the option of allowing AirDrop but preventing password sharing and sharing of files created in managed apps. 

Requirements to control if iOS users can use AirDrop to share data and passwords

  • This setting requires Advanced iOS Mobile Management and an Apple Push Certificate, and it only applies to supervised devices.
  • It applies only to users with Google Workspace Enterprise Plus, G Suite Enterprise for Education, or Cloud Identity Premium licenses.

How to allow or disable sharing via AirDrop step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Prevent Google Workspace Users On iOS Devices From Using AirDrop - Step 1

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

Step 2

How To Prevent Google Workspace Users On iOS Devices From Using AirDrop - Step 2

Select Device features.

Step 3

How To Prevent Google Workspace Users On iOS Devices From Using AirDrop - Step 3

Click AirDrop.

Step 4

How To Prevent Google Workspace Users On iOS Devices From Using AirDrop - Step 4

To disable AirDrop, uncheck the Allow AirDrop box.

To turn off password sharing with AirDrop, go to Authentication > Password sharing and uncheck the box there.

To prevent users from sharing files created in managed apps with AirDrop, go to Data sharing > Open docs in unmanaged apps and uncheck Allow items created with managed apps to be shared using AirDrop.

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

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