Connecting a Personal Apple Device to Your MPS Google Account


This article instructs in how to install the Google Account on one's Apple mobile device. This does not in any way grant the district access to your personal information on your device. It is an app that keeps your personal and work data separate and allows the district to distribute work apps and protect district data.


** These directions may vary depending on the version of iOS that is installed on your Apple device. Please contact the helpdesk if you require assistance.

** Click this link to learn more about the Google Device Policy


  • Your personal device running iOS 10
  • MPS Google Workspace account
  • iTunes account (to install the Google Device Policy app and any Google apps)
  • An active version of Safari 

Add your Google Workspace account to the device


  1. On your iOS device, open the App Store and search for a Google app, such as Gmail.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the app.
    1. You might need to enter your Apple ID and password
  3. When the installation is complete, open Gmail or the Google app that you installed
  4. Tap Sign in and then Google and then Continue.
  5. Sign in using your MPS Google Workspace account. (Your Google Workspace account is the account that you use for work or school.)
  6. If you want to receive notifications from Gmail, tap Allow.
  7. You will be prompted to install the Google Device Policy app

    Please install Google Device Policy App
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the app.
    1. You might need to enter your Apple ID and password
  9. Open Google Device Policy.  Read and swipe through the information screens, and tap Continue.

    Device Policy App - Continue button
  10. If you want to receive notifications from the app (recommended), tap Allow.

    Allow notifications for Google Device Policy app
  11. Tap Get started and choose your MPS Google account.

    Choose your MPS Google Account
  12. Tap Accept to agree to the Terms of Service. 
  13. Tap the Download icon.

    download icon
  14. Safari will open and you will be prompted to download a configuration profile, tap Allow

    Allow configuration profile to be downloaded
  15. Tap Close and then open your Settings app.

    Profile Downloaded, close window
  16. Tap Profile Downloaded. (With iOS 12, this shows up at the top of the left panel menu under your Apple ID account)

    Setting app - Profile Downloaded
  17. Tap Install.

    Install Profile
  18. If prompted, enter your device passcode and tap Install.
  19. Tap Install and then Install and then Trust

    Install Profile

    Install Profile

    Trust profile
  20. Tap Done. 

    Profile Installed - Done
  21. Close your Settings app.
  22. Open the Google Device Policy app and it should say that your device has last synced: Today and give a recent time

    Device last synced information
  23. If you use a personal Google account on your device, you can switch between your personal account and MPS Google Account by tapping on the profile icon in the upper right corner of the app and selecting the account






Article ID: 132152
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