Update deviceCategory

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Note: The Microsoft Graph API for Intune requires an active Intune license for the tenant.

Update the properties of a deviceCategory object.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from most to least privileged)
Delegated (work or school account)
    Onboarding and
    Device Management
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Not supported.

HTTP Request

PATCH /deviceManagement/deviceCategories/{deviceCategoryId}
PATCH /deviceManagement/detectedApps/{detectedAppId}/managedDevices/{managedDeviceId}/deviceCategory

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer <token> Required.
Accept application/json

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation for the deviceCategory object.

The following table shows the properties that are required when you create the deviceCategory.

Property Type Description
id String Unique identifier for the device category. Read-only.
displayName String Display name for the device category.
description String Optional description for the device category.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and an updated deviceCategory object in the response body.



Here are examples of the request.

PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/deviceManagement/deviceCategories/{deviceCategoryId}
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 82

  "displayName": "Display Name value",
  "description": "Description value"

PATCH /deviceManagement/deviceManagementScripts/{deviceManagementScriptId}/deviceRunStates/{deviceManagementScriptDeviceStateId}/managedDevice/deviceCategory


Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here may be truncated for brevity. Response properties will vary according to context.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 184

  "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.deviceCategory",
  "id": "f881b841-b841-f881-41b8-81f841b881f8",
  "displayName": "Display Name value",
  "description": "Description value"