How do you disable the “Google Apps Device Policy” message?

I have been struggling for hours to disable the Google Apps Device Policy message on my phone, despite turning off mobile management in my Google Apps account.

I finally figured it out, and although it’s a simple fix, it’s largely undocumented and not necessarily obvious.

It needs administrator access to the Google Apps console at: https://admin.google.com/ so if you’re not the administer, you’ll need to
forward this info on.

Once logged into https://admin.google.com/ navigate to Device Management -> Setup -> Setup and from there:

  • check “Allow sync” in all sections
  • uncheck “Manage Devices” in all sections
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And that’s that. This should allow your account to sync without problem, while stopping the “Google Apps Device Policy” message from popping up all the time.