Google has announced a new tool for its iOS Google Apps users this evening that makes it easier to manage accounts and settings. Called iOS Sync, the feature will be integrated directly in to the company’s iOS Gmail and Drive apps and offer a variety of new management tools.

For one, the service allows administrators to easily prompt their employees to enroll their devices when they log into a Google Apps service like Drive and Gmail. iOS Sync also allows admins to easily distribute WiFi passwords and certificates, letting employees seamlessly connect to valid networks. Finally, iOS Sync allows for management of password requirements, data and camera policies, as well as a variety of remote wiping and activation tools.

  • 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.

iOS Sync will be available for Google Apps for Work, Education, and Government beginning next week. Administrators can go to the Admin console to enable it.

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