Google introduced a new iOS Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution known as iOS Sync for Google Apps, which integrates Google mobile apps with native iOS device management. Users of Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides on their iPhones and iPads receive all the benefits of Google Apps on iOS,andorganizations maintain the security they need.
The advantages of iOS Sync for users and administrators include:
- Manage Google Apps: Set a policy that prompts employees to enroll their device when they log into Google Apps such as Google Drive and Gmail.
- Configure WiFi networks: Distribute WiFi passwords and certificates to employees so they can easily connect to trusted networks.
- Support for existing policies: Manage password requirements, data encryption and camera policies, as well as actions like remotely wiping a device, activation approvals and blocking devices.
In addition, customers who are using our existing Google Sync MDM solution now have the option to disable ActiveSync while continuing to manage iOS devices in their organization.
iOS Sync (which works with iOS 7 and iOS 8, and the upcoming iPhone 6 and 6+) is now available for Google Apps for Work, Google Apps for Education and Google Apps for Government. Admins should access the Device management function in the Admin console to establish an Apple push notification certificate and begin enabling these new functions.
Google for Work Blog post