As we are known, Windows 10 version 1511 threshold 2 is the first major update for the system. Though the update has many bug fixes and improvements, it also includes some new features what we do not have on previous versions. Find my device is one of the new features available in Windows Build 10586 that helps you to track your lost Windows 10 laptops or devices.
Do you also want to prevent your Windows 10 from accidental loss or theft? Follow this tutorial to enable the Find my device feature and protect your laptop or devices from theft.
Guide to enable the find my device feature in Windows 10 Laptop and how to use it:
First of all, your device should be installed with the Windows 10 threshold 2 update version 1511 to use this new feature. If you do not know what is new in this build 10586, follow this article to know about the new features.
Once you installed the update, launch the Windows settings app by pressing WinKey + I or search Settings in Cortana.
Go to Update & Security > Find my device. Once you got the Find my Device window, click or tap on the Change button and select on under the “Save my device’s location periodically option”. After you turned on this feature, your Windows 10 will automatically send your device location automatically whenever your computer connected to the Wi-Fi.
Go to https://account.microsoft.com/devices and select your Windows 10 device from the list and Click on the Find my device link. This would let you know your device last seen time and place if it was connected to the network.
However, the feature still lacks the features that available for Windows 10 mobile devices. You do not have the options like triggering the Sound, wipe down the device remotely other than locating your laptop location.
Enable the Find my device Feature in your Windows 10 mobile phone to prevent from theft:
Though the feature is already available on the Redmond’s smartphones, the Windows 10 mobile phones have enhanced support to track your stolen smartphone. If your mobile phone also running on this new platform, Open the Settings app, go to Update & Security > Find my device and select “Save my device’s location periodically, so it’s easier to find.”
Once you are done the setup, head over to account.microsoft.com/devices and choose your mobile from the list. The page lets you ring or erase your phone remotely alongside tracking the mobile locations.