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Set Android management mode

For Android devices, you can choose between the Android Enterprise and Device administrator (legacy feature) management modes.


Device administrator is an obsolete management mode, only available for devices with Android 9 or earlier. We recommend that you migrate devices that use this mode to Android Enterprise. See Migrate from device administrator to Android Enterprise.

You can’t use the device administrator mode for devices with Android 10 or later.

To set the Android management mode, do as follows:

  1. On the menu sidebar, select Setup > Google setup and then the Android tab.
  2. In Management mode, select the management mode for Android devices.
  3. Click Save.

This setting affects which policy types are available in the user interface.

You must set up Android Enterprise for your organization before you can enroll devices. See Set up Android Enterprise - Overview.