Remotely lock devices with Intune

The Remote lock device action locks the device. To unlock the device, the device owner enters their passcode. You can remotely lock devices that have a PIN or password set. Devices that don't have a PIN or password can't be remotely locked.

Supported platforms

Remote lock is supported for the following platforms:

  • Android
  • Android enterprise kiosk devices
  • Android enterprise work profile devices
  • iOS
  • macOS
  • Windows 10 Mobile
  • Windows Phone 8.1 and later

Remote lock isn't supported for:

  • Windows 10 desktop


For macOS devices, you set a 6-digit recovery PIN. When the device is locked, the Device overview displays the PIN until another device action is sent.

Remote lock a device

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Center.
  2. Select Devices > All devices.
  3. In the list of devices, select a device, and then select the Remote lock action.

Next steps

  • To see the status of this action, select Microsoft Intune > Devices > Device actions.
  • For more actions that can help you manage your devices, see Available actions.