Disable Wi-Fi Sense

Wi-Fi Sense automatically connects you to Wi-Fi so you can get online quickly in more places. It can connect you to open Wi-Fi hotspots that it knows about through crowdsourcing, or to Wi-Fi networks that your contacts have shared with you by using Wi-Fi Sense.

Wi-Fi Sense can also discover your device location even when location is turned off for your user account. This is true whenever Wi-Fi Sense is turned on. Wi-Fi Sense uses your location to find suggested open Wi-Fi hotspots.

You need to be signed in with your Microsoft account to use Wi Fi Sense.

If this setting is Enabled, Wi-Fi Sense will be disabled and result in the disabling of all related features of Wi-Fi Sense to include connecting automatically to open hotspots, connect automatically to networks shared by my contacts, and allow users to share networks with their contacts.

If this setting is Disabled or Not Configured, Wi-Fi Sense will function as described above.

Supported on: At least Windows 10 or Windows 10 RT

Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\WcmSvc\wifinetworkmanager\config
Value NameAutoConnectAllowedOEM
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1

wi-fi sense.admx

Administrative Templates (Computers)