Clock in and out with Shifts

Applies to: Office for business, Microsoft Teams.

If your manager has enabled the time clock feature, you can clock in and out of your shifts in Teams with your mobile device. If they’ve configured location detection and you’ve permitted Teams access to your location, your location will be recorded once you clock in and out.

Note: If your organisation allows it, you can open Shifts while you’re not working. You may see a screen asking you to acknowledge that you’re not on shift.

Clock in

  1. In Shifts, press  Microsoft Teams Time Clock icon Time clock, and then touch your specific shift to clock in for.
  2. Press and hold down Microsoft Teams Shifts start button below Microsoft Teams Time Clock icon Shift, and you’ll be clocked in.

Note: GPS locations are purely estimates. Occasionally, you might be incorrectly marked as off location. Alert your manager if this happens.

Set your status

Your status in Shifts is set to either On shiftOff shift, or Busy. Your status is set to Busy if you’re in a Teams meeting, or you can verify it yourself to notify others that you’re busy, like anytime you have to concentrate on finishing a task or assisting a customer. Here’s how:

  1. Touch Menu at the top left.
  2. Select your current status.
  3. Pick Busy.

Take a break

  • Press and hold down  Microsoft Teams Shifts start button below Microsoft Teams Shifts break icon Break, and you’ll be clocked out to begin your break.

Within there, you can finish your break by pressing and holding down Microsoft Teams stop button beneath Microsoft Teams Shifts break iconBreak

Clock out

  • Press and hold down Microsoft Teams Shifts stop button below Microsoft Teams shift icon Shift once you’re ready to clock out.


You can see previous time clock activity or update your information using the time sheet.

  • In Shifts, choose Time clock, press Microsoft Teams time sheet icon at the upper right corner to access your time sheet.

Inside here, you can check your timesheet, append missing clock-in and clock-out information selecting the + button at the top right corner, and amend or verify current time clock activity from up to a month earlier.

Note: Any changes you make using Time Sheet will be recorded on your manager’s exported time clock report.

Want to know more?

Read more about Shifts

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