Add and use Wi-Fi settings on your devices in Microsoft Intune

Wi-Fi is a wireless network that's used by many mobile devices to get network access. Microsoft Intune includes built-in Wi-Fi settings that can be deployed to users and devices in your organization. This group of settings is called a "profile", and can be assigned to different users and groups. Once assigned, your users get access your organization's Wi-Fi network without configuring it themselves.

For example, you install a new Wi-Fi network named Contoso Wi-Fi. You then want to set up all iOS devices to connect to this network. Here's the process:

  1. Create a Wi-Fi profile that includes the settings that connect to the Contoso Wi-Fi wireless network.
  2. Assign the profile to a group that includes all users of iOS devices.
  3. Users find the new Contoso Wi-Fi network in the list of wireless networks on their device. They can then connect to the network, using the authentication method of your choosing.

This article lists the steps to create a Wi-Fi profile. It also includes links that describe the different settings for each platform.

Supported device platforms

Wi-Fi profiles support the following device platforms:

  • Android 4 and later
  • Android Enterprise and kiosk
  • iOS 8.0 and later
  • macOS X 10.11 and newer
  • Windows 10 and later, Windows 10 Mobile, and Windows Holographic for Business

Note

For devices running Windows 8.1, you can import a Wi-Fi configuration that was previously exported from another device.

Create a device profile

  1. In Intune, select Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile.

  2. Enter the following properties:

    • Name: Enter a descriptive name for the profile. Name your profiles so you can easily identify them later. For example, a good profile name is WiFi profile for entire company.

    • Description: Enter a description for the profile. This setting is optional, but recommended.

    • Platform: Choose the platform of your devices. Your options:

      • Android
      • Android Enterprise
      • iOS
      • macOS
      • Windows 8.1 and later
      • Windows 10 and later
    • Profile Type: Select Wi-Fi.

      Tip

      • For Android Enterprise devices running as a dedicated device (kiosk), choose Device owner only > Wi-Fi.
      • For Windows 8.1 and later, you can choose Wi-Fi import. This option lets you import Wi-Fi settings as an XML file that you previously exported from a different device.
  3. Some of the Wi-Fi settings are different for each platform. To see the settings for a specific platform, choose your platform:

  4. When you're done, select Create Profile > Create.

The profile is created, and shown in the profiles list (Device configuration > Profiles).

Next steps

The profile is created, but it's not doing anything. Next, assign this profile and monitor its status..