Disable unknown sources on Android devices.
Disable installation from unknown sources using Intune policies on Android devices. Android OS has an option where user can disable unknown sources so they can install THIRD PARTY apps.
setting--> General--> Privacy--> security-->under Phone Administrators -->Unknown sources
Unknown sources should be disabled for security purposes.
These apps are not tested and can control viruses hence should not be allow and is NOT on the official PLAYSTORE.
We need an option from the console for Admin to disable this option so user cannot change and allow unknown sources to be install onto the company's devices.
Anuradha Chakravarthy commented
I installed apps from unknown sources later deleted.Now my mobile does not give installing apps.
It has changed a lot. In the company owned enrollment type, you can create an Android for enterprise restriction profile that allow Unknown sources installation
Alexander Reyes commented
Well, in Intune MAM only scenario, apps installed from Company Portal are considered "Unknown sources" so, that option needs to be enabled.
Delete uknown app
Disable and delete my family sharing and delete all unknown apps false name and and anonymous and more please delete from my device think you
It is important to gray out this option if admin is enable it. Currently during enrollment it must be unchecked, but after enrollment user can enable it!!!
My android device is auto enable unknown source button!!! When I disable that function, 10 minutes after that! My device was automatic enable that "unknown source" button!!! This make my phone be slowly!!! Now tell me how to remove that function!?
Duncan Maguire commented
This feature is still not available and a common ask from lots of Admins who have loads of BYOD devices under their management. Come on MS. This is a urgent need
correct me if I'm wrong, but it is a bit ridiculous that you can disable 'Unknown Sources' using EAS, the light MDM approach!
Yet their in-depth MDM solution, Intune, can't....
Until this feature is added Intune is not a viable MDM solution for Android devices.
Mirko Colemberg commented
Yes, you can set the Policy but the User can change it all the time and install what they like, there is just a compliance check that reports that a device is running out of control. I would like to set that and it should gray out on the device that the user can't change it!
we wnt to control this option to set it on or off and prevent the user from changing it
Andy Nicholls commented
Intune for Android devices is absolute garbage. Unless you opt for a Samsung KNOX, you're so restricted to what you can manage! Whether this is Google or MS' fault, it needs sorting! Kinda pointless having EMS if you have a fleet of Android devices, unless all you want to do is set password polices!