How to Prevent Google Workspace Users on iOS Devices From Storing Photos in iCloud

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

You can prevent or allow Google Workspace users on iOS devices to keep their photos and videos in iCloud so that they can access them from any device. 

Requirements to control if iOS users can store their photos and videos in iCloud

  • 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 the iCloud photo library step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Prevent Google Workspace Users On iOS Devices From Storing Photos In iCloud - 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 Storing Photos In iCloud - Step 2

Select Photos.

Step 3

How To Prevent Google Workspace Users On iOS Devices From Storing Photos In iCloud - Step 3

Select iCloud Photo Library.

Step 4

How To Prevent Google Workspace Users On iOS Devices From Storing Photos In iCloud - Step 4

Check the box to Allow iCloud Photo Library.

Uncheck the box to turn off the iCloud Photo Library on iOS devices in your organization. Any photos not fully downloaded from iCloud Photo Library to the device will be removed from the device.

After updates, click SAVE. Changes can take up to 24 hours.

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