Start a Manual Sync of IOS Devices from The Intune Portal

Managing IOS devices using Intune involved many times pushing policies and removing them on without waiting for the normal sync to happen.

Today, I will show you how I force a manual sync from the Microsoft Intune portal to an IOS device and sync the device.

By default, an IOS device will sync with Intune every 6 hours which in some cases is in ideal when we are doing testing or needing to push a policy to a group of devices.

Get Started

Below I will show you how I do it, From the Azure Portal I open the Intune console

Click on Devices

From the device list, I will select my IOS iPhone device

In the device properties, I will click on Sync to start the manual sync process

And click yes to confirm that I want to sync my device

Below you can see that the sync started

Microsoft Intune

Intune is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management solution from Microsoft that allows us to protect and manage mobile devices as a full corporate device or as BYOD devices.

Microsoft Intune is also part of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite that includes Azure Active Directory and Azure Active Directory Information Protection.