Use custom settings for Android devices in Microsoft Intune

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Using Microsoft Intune, you can add or create custom settings for your Android devices using a "custom profile". Custom profiles are a feature in Intune. They are designed to add device settings and features that aren't built in to Intune.

Android custom profiles use Open Mobile Alliance Uniform Resource Identifier (OMA-URI) settings to configure different features on Android devices. These settings are typically used by mobile device manufacturers to control these features.

Using a custom profile, you can configure and assign the following Android settings. The following settings aren't built in to Intune:

Important

Only the settings listed can be configured by in a custom profile. Android devices don't expose a complete list of OMA-URI settings you can configure. If you'd like to see more settings, then vote for more settings at the Intune Uservoice site.

This article shows you how to create a custom profile for Android devices.

Create the profile

  1. Sign in to Intune.

  2. Select Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile.

  3. Enter the following settings:

    • Name: Enter a name for the profile, such as android custom profile.
    • Description: Enter a description for the profile.
    • Platform: Choose Android.
    • Profile type: Choose Custom.
  4. In Custom OMA-URI Settings, select Add. Enter the following settings:

    • Name: Enter a unique name for the OMA-URI setting so you can easily find it.

    • Description: Enter a description that gives an overview of the setting, and any other important details.

    • OMA-URI: Enter the OMA-URI you want to use as a setting.

    • Data type: Choose the data type you'll use for this OMA-URI setting. Your options:

      • String
      • String (XML file)
      • Date and time
      • Integer
      • Floating point
      • Boolean
      • Base64 (file)
    • Value: Enter the data value you want to associate with the OMA-URI you entered. The value depends on the data type you selected. For example, if you choose Date and time, select the value from a date picker.

    After you add some settings, you can select Export. Export creates a list of all the values you added in a comma-separated values (.csv) file.

  5. Select OK to save your changes. Continue to add more settings as needed.

  6. When finished, choose OK > Create to create the Intune profile. When complete, your profile is shown in the Device configuration - Profiles list.

Next steps

The profile is created, but it's not doing anything yet. Next, assign the profile.

See how to create the profile on Android Enterprise devices.