The advancement in technology has enabled users to keep track of or trace their devices 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 smartphones 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 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 on Find My Device in Windows 10:
- Hit the Start button of your Windows 10
- Select Settings from the options displayed
- Click open the Update and Security category
- Locate the ‘Find My Device’ option in the left section
- On the right side toggle the Find My Device slider to ON.
Thereafter, your Windows device will regularly study the locations the device has traveled to.
How to track a stolen laptop
In case you have lost your device or misplaced it and unable to find out your Windows device, navigate to this link account.microsoft.com 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 also allow you to remotely lock or wipe it.
Do enable Find My PC right away. It can maybe help you someday!
TIP: Using the group policy and registry values of your Windows 10 computer, you can disable this feature permanently so that no user can toggle the Find my Device option in the Settings.