How to sync devices with MS Intune

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Microsoft Intune is a handy cloud management service for mobile device management. It enables corporate users to enroll devices within the Azure portal. Intune users can sync enrolled mobile devices so that they immediately receive pending actions and the latest updates.

How Can Intune Users Sync Devices?

1. Run a Sync Device Action

  1. To run a sync device action within the Intune portal, log in to MS Azure.The MS Intune tab how to sync devices with Microsoft Intune
  2. Then click Devices on the Microsoft Intune tab.
  3. Select a device on the Overview pane.
  4. Then click the Sync button.
  5. Select the Yes option to provide further confirmation.
  6. Thereafter, users can check sync actions by clicking Devices and Device actions.

2. Sync Devices Via the Company Portal App

  1. Intune users can sync Windows devices with the Company Portal app. First, click the Get button on the Company Portal MS Store page to add that app to Windows.
  2. Open the Company Portal app on the device to sync.
  3. Click Settings at the bottom left of the Company Portal window.The Company Portal window how to sync devices with Microsoft Intune
  4. Press the Sync button.
  5. Alternatively, users can right-click the Company Portal taskbar icon to open its Jump List menu. Then select the Sync this device option.Sync this device option how to sync devices with Microsoft Intune

3. Sync Devices Via Settings

  1. To manually sync Windows devices via Settings, click the Start button.
  2. Then click Settings to open the window shown directly below.
    The Settings app how to sync devices with Microsoft Intune
  3. Select Accounts on the Settings app.
  4. Click Access work or school on the left of the app’s window.Accounts tabs in Settings how to sync devices with Microsoft Intune
  5. Then select the account with a briefcase or Microsoft icon.
  6. Press the Info button, and then users can click Sync.
  7. In older Windows 10 build versions, users might need to select a company name under the Enroll in to device management subtitle. Then press the Sync button.

4. Sync Windows 10 Mobile Devices

  1. To manually sync Windows 10 Mobile devices with Intune, tap All Apps and Settings.
  2. Select Accounts to open the options shown directly below.Accounts options how to sync devices with Microsoft Intune
  3. Tap Work access, and then select the company title beneath the Enroll in to device management heading.
  4. Tap the sync button for the selected company account.

So, that’s how users can sync Windows devices with Intune. Thereafter, the synced devices will get the latest updates and check in with Intune for pending actions. Syncing devices can also increase app installation speed.

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