Secure corporate data on employee iOS devices
To better protect the G Suite data stored on your employees’ personal iOS devices, you can now specify that certain iOS apps be “managed” if your domain has advanced mobile device management enabled.
If an app is managed, you can:
- Prevent the app’s data from being backed up to iCloud.
- Block unmanaged apps from opening managed app files.
Note that these actions will impact both personal and corporate data on managed apps. Visit the Help Center for more information on how to manage apps on iOS devices.
Designate an app as managed
When you whitelist a new app for iOS devices, you can now choose to “Make this a managed app.” Once you make the app managed, you can also select to have it automatically removed from a device if that device’s MDM profile is removed.
If you previously whitelisted an app, you can make it managed by changing that app’s settings in the Admin console.
User notifications and required actions
If you designate an app as managed, any users with that app downloaded will be prompted to update it in their Google Device Policy app.
If a user doesn’t take action within 12 hours of receiving the notification, they’ll receive another notification prompting them to make the required apps managed.
If a user doesn’t take action within 24 hours of receiving the notification, they’ll no longer be able to access corporate data anywhere on their device.
Note that if you make a previously managed app “unmanaged,” users will need to remove the Google Apps Device Policy Payload Profile before the app becomes unmanaged.
Launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release
Available to all G Suite editions
Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility)
Admins and end users
Admin action suggested/FYI
Help Center: Recommend and manage iOS apps
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