Find my: Not having a portable Windows desktop or tablet? No need to worry, if you have enabled a useful option called ‘Find My Device.’
If you do not have a portable Windows computer or tablet, Microsoft has a feature called Find My Phone that can help you locate its location with an on-screen map. On Windows 10 and Windows 11, you can lock the device, make it sound, or send a screen message. If you have a desktop PC, this feature can be useful during action or other changes.
In addition to finding your own device, you can also get devices registered with other Microsoft family members. The main requirement is that you need a Microsoft account to sign in to your device and to track its location. Here’s how all of this works.
Set Find My on Windows 10
In Windows 10, go to Settings> Updates and Security> Find My Device. For more information, click the Learn More link at the bottom of this page. If the feature is currently disabled, you will see the “Find My Device” line closed. Click the Change button.
A small window appears with the setting “Save location for my device from time to time.” Click the switch to change that setting to close and continue.
Below the Switch button, you may see a message that says: “Your device’s location setting is locked, so tracking this device will not work.” If so, click the Open location setting link.
On the Location screen, click the Change button and open the Location access switch on this device
Set Find My device on Windows 11
If you want to turn on Find My device in Windows 11, go to Settings> Privacy & Security> Find My Device and make sure the button next to Find My Device is turned on. For more information, click the Get Help link on this page.
Turn on location services switch when closed.
Find a Lost Device
To track your device, log in to your Microsoft account site and go to the Devices page. Here, you will see all Windows devices connected to your account.
Don’t worry if the page shows the old location and date of the device;
A page appears showing the date, address, and location map of the device. Using your mouse wheel or trackpad or Zoom buttons on the map, you can zoom in or out to see nearby location or get a wider view of the bird’s eye view. You can also map out your mouse.
Update device location
Click the Find below input button to update device location. At the end of a lost device, a beep sounds to alert anyone nearby. Also, a message appears briefly indicating that “the administrator has attempted to access this device.”
If your device is near you, you should be able to hear the beep. If the device is located elsewhere, I hope someone will hear a beep and / or see a message and can alert you to where the device is.
You are unable to get to your device immediately, click the Lock button so that no one else can access it without the necessary permissions.
Lock the device removes any active users and disables access to any local users. Anyone with an administrator account will still be able to sign in.