How to enable / disable Find My Device in Windows 10: - As devices get smarter and thinner, the chances of them being stolen or lost also increase. Come on, who doesn't have an eye on a better phone option? Well, you don't have to worry. With Windows, almost everything has a packaged solution. You can always find your lost device using a new feature in Windows 10. You need to enable it Find my Devicme feature, in order to take advantage of this service. This article assumes that you have the latest updated version of Windows, which is Windows 10. Also, all your devices must sign up with your Microsoft account. Microsoft uses Bing Maps to extend this service to its users. Read on to find out how to protect your devices with a free service provided by Microsoft.
- Click on the Start menu and access App Settings from the list of options. Now when the application settings file opens, look for the icon called Update & Security and click on it to go to the next step.
- From the left panel of the UPDATE & SECURITY window that opens, click on the option named Find my device, which is actually the sixth option from the top. In the right window pane, you will see a button labeled Edit. By clicking on it you will be presented with an toggle button with the title Periodically Save My Device Location. Turn it on to enable the Find My Device feature.
- Now, to check if everything is okay, you need to log into your Microsoft account. Login, Click here.
- Sign in with your Microsoft account login credentials, with which your device is registered with Microsoft.
- Now click on the tab called Devices. Under the Devices tab, you will find the devices registered in your Microsoft account with the most recent date, time and location. There will be a link that says Find my phone / computer associated with each device. To see the exact location of the device that was last viewed, click Find My Device link of the device you want to find.
- You will now be shown the approximate location of your device as last seen in Bing Maps. That's all.
Yes, you can now sleep with a lighter head. Even if your device is lost or stolen, you will most likely have a chance to get it back. More often than not, it's not just about the device. It is also about the valuable data that comes with the device. So turn this feature on today, just to be safe. Who knows what will happen tomorrow!