How to enable Windows laptop tracking feature

    Approximately, two years back Microsoft rolled out a big update for Windows 10 by introducing a couple of features including Find My Device. Once it is turned on, it allows Windows device to check and store your location regularly and help you find your device if it's lost or gets stolen.

    How to enable Windows laptop tracking feature

    However, this option is only for device tracking and won’t remotely wipe or lock your PC. You also won’t be able to play an alarm or snap a photo of the person using your device with the webcam. It will only show you your device’s location– that’s it! Microsoft may add more features to this in the future, but it hasn’t yet.

    Additionally, you need the Internet connection to check in and report its location. If you want this feature to work perfectly, you should need Microsoft account on your device and the device must possess a GPS chip, a cellular connection or other options that help you in locating the place.

    How to enable Windows laptop tracking feature

    Having said that, you won’t be finding all these on traditional desktop computers or even old laptop for that matter. Anyhow, you can find these in modern days tablets, hybrid devices, etc. So these are the things you need to keep in mind. Follow the below steps to enable the option.

    How to enable Windows laptop tracking feature


    Step 1:
    Click on the Start menu and select Settings.

    Step 2: Head on to Update & security -> Find My Device in the Settings app.

    Step 3: In order to turn on the option, you need to log into the Microsoft account.

    How to enable Windows laptop tracking feature

    Step 4: Under 'Find My device Off' click on Change button to enable this feature.

    Step 5: Also, turn on “Save my device’s location periodically” option when prompted.

    Step 6: If you want to track your device, you can go to "account.microsoft.com/devices."

    SEE ALSO: How to use Google's Snapseed

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