How to enable Find My Device feature in Windows 10

The advancement in the technology has enabled users to keep a track or trace their device anytime, anywhere. Find my Device is one such feature introduced in Windows 10 that allows you to trace your device’s last known location. The feature is similar to the Windows 10 Mobile feature that permits users to configure their smartphone to enable them to find their device if it ever gets stolen or misplaced. Find My Device works in combination with a user’s Microsoft Account.

Turn on Find My Device in Windows 10

Find My Device Windows 10

Find My Device feature in Windows 10 allows Microsoft to save your device’s GPS location periodically. If you lose your device the feature will help you trace it by knowing the device’s last known location in your devices online, at Microsoft.

To turn it On, hit the Start button of your Windows 10, select settings from the options displayed and then, make an entry into the Update and Security category of the Settings program.

Once there, locate the ‘Find My Device’ option in the left section of the settings. The right side shows the Find My Device slider. Toggle it ON.

Thereafter, your Windows device will regularly study the locations the device has traveled to. In case you have lost your device or misplaced it and unable to find out your Windows device, navigate to this link and sign in. Choose the device you wish to locate and administer a click on Find my device.


This feature will only let you track your device. It will not allows you to remotely lock or wipe it.

Do enable Find My PC right away. It can maybe help you some day!

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