How to Prevent Google Workspace Users on iOS Devices From Setting the Date and Time

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

You can allow or prevent Google Workspace users from automatically setting the date and time on their devices.

Requirements to control if iOS users can update their device's date and time settings

  • 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 time and date changing on iOS step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Prevent Google Workspace Users On iOS Devices From Setting The Date & Time - 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 Setting The Date & Time - Step 2

Select Device features.

Step 3

How To Prevent Google Workspace Users On iOS Devices From Setting The Date & Time - Step 3

Click Date and time.

Step 4

How To Prevent Google Workspace Users On iOS Devices From Setting The Date & Time - Step 4

To make sure the date and time are always automatically configured, check the Force automatic date and time box.

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

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