Sync your Windows device manually
When app installation speed is less than ideal, initiate a manual device sync. Manual syncs force your device to connect with Intune for the latest updates and communications. Installation speed may increase after the device sync is complete.
Intune supports manual sync from the Company Portal app, desktop taskbar or Start menu, and from the device Settings app. Company Portal app functionality is supported on Windows 10 devices running the Creator's Update (1703) or later.
All Windows devices can be synced from the device Settings app, including:
Sync directly from Company Portal app for Windows
Complete these steps to manually sync any Windows 10 device running Creator's Update (version 1703) or later.
Open the Company Portal app on your device.
Select Settings > Sync.
Sync from device taskbar or Start menu
You can also access the sync control outside of the app, from your device's desktop. This way is useful if you have the app pinned directly to your taskbar or Start menu, and want to quickly sync.
Find the Company Portal app icon in your taskbar or Start menu.
Right-click the app's icon so its menu (also referred to as a jump list) appears.
Select Sync this device. The Company Portal app opens to the Settings page and initiates your sync.
Sync from Settings App
Complete these steps to manually sync your Microsoft HoloLens, Windows 10 desktop, Windows 10 Mobile, or Windows Phone 8.1 devices from the Settings app.
Windows 10 desktop
On your device, select Start > Settings.
Multiple versions of Windows 10 exist for desktops. Compare your screen to the screenshots below to determine which set of steps to follow.
- If your screen reads Access work or school, skip to the steps in Access work or school.
- If your screen reads Work access, skip to the steps under Work access.
Access work or school steps
Click Access work or school.
Select the account that has a briefcase icon next to it. If you don't see this account at all, your company may have configured your settings a different way. Instead, click the account that has a Microsoft logo next to it.
Work access steps
Click Work access.
Under Enroll in to device management, select the name of your company.
Click Sync. The button remains disabled until the sync is complete.
Windows 10 Mobile
On your device, go to All apps > Settings > Accounts.
Select Work access.
Under Enroll in to device management, select your company name.
Select the Sync icon. The button remains disabled until the sync is complete.
These instructions apply to HoloLens devices running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (also known as RS1).
Open the Settings app on your device.
Select Accounts > Work Access.
Select your connected account > Sync.
Windows Phone 8.1
Go to All apps > Settings > workplace.
Select the name of your company.
Select the Sync icon.
Still need help? Contact your company support. For contact information, check the Company Portal website.