How to send custom notifications to an iOS device with Microsoft Intune

With the Microsoft Intune, August 5, 2019 update it is now possible to send custom push notifications to end users. This can be useful if you want to send a custom message to a selected group of people, for example for planned maintenance, or to everyone, for example, in the case of emergencies. In this blog I will show you how to send a custom notification to an iOS devise and how it looks like on the iOS device itself.


Before you start, make sure that the iOS device meets the following requirements to receive notifications;

  • The device must be MDM enrolled with Microsoft Intune
  • The Company Portal app must be able to display notifications

Send a custom notification to an iOS device

For the following steps login to the Microsoft Azure Portal.

Navigate to Microsoft Intune > Device > Send custom notifications

Fill in the title and the Body of the notification and click Next

Assign the notification to a group, this can be a user group or a device group.

Click Next

Click Create

The custom notification is now sent to the users or devices that are member of the group.

Test the results

lets take a look on the iPad to see if the message is received.

As you can see, the custom notification is displayed on the lock screen.

The message is also visible within the Company Portal application.

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About Robin Hobo

I am a Technology Specialist Cloud Endpoint working for Microsoft. I am specialized in Microsoft Intune, Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), Windows 365, Windows 11 and Azure AD. Also interested in mental health, NLP and personal development.

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