How To Use Find My Device Windows 10 Feature?

Have you ever ask yourself what good brings this MS Windows 10 feature? Let’s see what you can do with a Find My Device feature integrated inside Windows 10.

Find my device feature inside Windows 10
Windows 10: Find My Device

If you’re using Windows 10, and your system is up-to-date then you probably have Find My Device feature enabled. To check for it, navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Find My Device.

By default, when you’re installing a Windows 10, both Device Location and Find My Device features are turned ON. You can switch them OFF if you don’t want to use them. However, it is a good idea to leave those ON just in case.

Find My Device helps you locate stolen or lost Windows 10 device

This feature is well known and used inside smartphones no matter if there is an Android or iOS system installed. Windows 10 Find My Device works in the same way, with some slight design differences but with smart and powerful options.

To use this feature you have to sign in to your system using Microsoft (Skype, Hotmail, …) account with an Administrator privilege. In case you’ve lost your laptop, or it is stolen, signing in you can see the last known location of your device. Just select the Find My Device tab and choose the device you want to locate.

Windows 10 Devices
Windows 10 Devices

Once your device is located you can expand details and do appropriate security steps remotely.

The owner can use this feature to locate Windows 10 devices, reset Passwords or completely Lock devices. By locking Windows 10 devices, you’re preventing others from accessing your data and leaving messages on the screen.

Info and Support

Not only it is a great option for lost or stolen Windows 10 devices, with this tool you can always look for brief summary for all Win 10 devices you’re using with your own MS Account.

info and support
Info & Support

Users can easily look for MS Windows 10 edition, OS Build, and the hardware of that device. By navigating on the Security and Protection tab Windows Defender settings and status has shown.

And for the last, there is some detailed information about Device performance and health, Firewall & Network Protection, App and Browser Control, and Windows Update state. I suggest you all check for this option for all your Win 10 Devices and look closely for your device health and performance status.

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