Remotely restart devices with Intune

The Restart device action causes the device you choose to be restarted. The device owner isn't automatically notified of the restart, and they might lose work.

Supported platforms

  • Windows - Supported on Windows 8.1 and later

  • Windows Phone - Supported on Windows Phone 8.1 and later

  • Android kiosk devices - Supported on Android 7.0 and later

  • iOS - Supported


    This command requires a supervised device and the Device Lock access right. The device restarts immediately. Passcode-locked iOS devices don't rejoin a Wi-Fi network after restart. After restart, the device might not be able to communicate with the server.

  • macOS - Not supported

  • Android and Android work profile devices - Not supported

Restart a device

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Center.
  2. Select Devices > All devices.
  3. In the list of devices that you manage, select a device > Restart > Yes.

Next steps

  • To see the status of the Restart device action, select Devices > Device actions.