Create an Android WiFi Restrictions Policy

The Android WiFi Restrictions Policy lets you configure restrictions for WiFi network communication on managed Android devices. If you want to configure a new WiFi policy, instead use the Android WiFi Configuration Policy. This policy works for devices running Android 6.0 and later.


To create an Android WiFi Restrictions policy:

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal:
  2. Go to DEVICE MANAGEMENT > Policy Management.
  3. In the All tab, click (+).
  4. On the New Policy panel, select the Android tab.
  5. Select the WiFi Restrictions policy from the list, then click configure.
  6. On the New Policy panel, optionally enter a new name for the policy, or keep the default. Policy names must be unique.
  7. For Policy Notes, enter details like when you created the policy, where you tested it, and where you deployed it.
  8. Under Settings, complete these fields:
    1. Select Disable WiFi Configuration to prevent users from manually configuring WiFi access points on their devices.
    2. Select Allow Network Escape Hatch to enable access to a network escape hatch so users can temporarily connect to a network in order to refresh the device policy. This occurs if a network connection can’t be made when the user boots the device.


After applying the policy, the temporary network will be forgotten and the device will continue to boot.

New Android WiFi Restrictions Policy window in the JumpCloud Admin Console.

  1. (Optional) Select the Device Groups tab. Select one or more device groups where you will apply this policy. For device groups with multiple OS member types, the policy is applied only to the supported OS.
  2. (Optional) Select the Devices tab. Select one or more devices where you will apply this policy.


For this policy to take effect, you must specify a device or a device group in Step 9 or Step 10.

  1. Click save.
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