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How to use dynamic lock in windows 10

Under Dynamic lock, select the Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you are away check box. Take your phone with you when you move away from your PC, and it will automatically lock a minute or so after you’re out of Bluetooth range.

Follow these steps to set things up:

  • Use Bluetooth to pair your phone with your PC.
  • On your Windows 10 PC, select the Start  button > Settings  > Accounts > Sign-in options.
  • Under Dynamic lock, select the Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you’re away check box.
  • Take your phone with you when you move away from your PC, and it will automatically lock a minute or so after you’re out of Bluetooth range. (Note that Bluetooth range varies by devices.)

Open sign-in options settings

Pair your phone

  • On your PC, go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices.
  • Turn on Bluetooth with the toggle switch there. (Turn on your phone’s Bluetooth as well).
  • Next, tap the “+” button for Add Bluetooth or other device.
  • In the pop-up Add a device window, tap Bluetooth, then choose your device from the list that appears.
  • Prompts should appear on both your PC and phone. Accept them to pair.

Activate Dynamic Lock

With your PC and phone paired:

  • Go to Settings > Accounts and then tap Sign-in options in the left panel.
  • Scroll way down to the Dynamic Lock section and check the box for Allow Windows to detect when you’re away and automatically lock the device.
  • That’s it!

Dynamic Lock in action

Just know that Dynamic Lock isn’t a foolproof security mechanism for these three reasons (at least as of today):

  • Your PC stays unlocked until you walk out of Bluetooth range
  • Your PC still stays unlocked for 30 seconds after that
  • If someone hops onto your PC while it’s unlocked, Dynamic Lock won’t engage at all

How to Automatically Lock Your Windows 10 PC with Dynamic Lock

  • 1. On your PC, click the gear icon in the Start Menu and select settings.
  • 2. Click Devices.
  • 3. After ensuring Bluetooth is first toggled on, click the + button for Add Bluetooth or other device.
  • 4. Click the Bluetooth icon.
  • 5. Click the appropriate device, and then wait for the PC and mobile phone to pair.
  • 6. Click the back button in the Settings menu and select Accounts.
  • 7. Select Sign-in options from the left panel.
  • 8. Scroll down to Dynamic Lock, and check the box for Allow Windows to detect when you’re away and automatically lock the device.

Disable Dynamic Lock Windows 10

Press the Win+I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app, and then go to Accounts -> Sign-in options. Scroll down to the Dynamic lock section on the right, uncheck the “Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you’re away” option to disable Dynamic Lock for your current user, or check it to turn it on.

How do I fix dynamic lock on Windows 10?

Go to the Accounts group of settings, and select the Sign-in options tab. Scroll down to the Dynamic lock section, and click the Scan for device button. Ideally, Window 10 ought to be able to find your device and fix the problem. Make sure your device is in range and turned on, and that Bluetooth is enabled.

How do I make Windows 10 automatically change the lock screen?

A Windows 10 computer can be configured with a 15-minute screen lock by following these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner of the screen and click Settings.
  • Step 2: Click Personalization.
  • Step 3: Click Lock Screen.
  • Step 4: Click Screen Saver Settings.

How do I make my Windows 10 Dynamics lock?

  • Go to Settings > Accounts and then tap Sign-in options in the left panel.
  • Scroll way down to the Dynamic Lock section and check the box for Allow Windows to detect when you’re away and automatically lock the device

How to Use Windows Dynamic Lock to Automatically Lock Your Computer When You Walk Away

How to use Windows Dynamic Lock to automatically

  • Lock your Windows computer when you walk away using your iPhone, Android, or another smartphone.
  • Locking your Windows computer anytime you walk away from it is a good habit to get into, given all of the sensitive information you likely have on your device.
  • This is especially important when using your computer in public locations, such as the library, or shared living spaces, such as on a college campus.

Thankfully, Windows has a Dynamic Lock feature you can turn on after pairing your iPhone, Android, or another smartphone with your computer, which will automatically lock your PC after your phone moves out of Bluetooth range for 30 seconds.
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Steps to use Windows Dynamic Lock to automatically lock your Windows computer when you walk away using your iPhone, Android, or another smartphone. The first thing you need to do is pair your iPhone, Android, or another smartphone to your Windows computer.

Steps to do that.

Step 1.

  • Press “Windows” and “I” at the same time on your Windows home screen to open the Settings screen, and then click “Devices.”
  • You’ll land on the Bluetooth and Other Devices screen.

Step 2.

  • Make sure “Bluetooth and Other Devices” is selected in the menu on the left side of the screen, and then click the toggle to turn on Bluetooth on the right side of the screen if it isn’t turned on already.

Step 3.

  • Click the plus sign next to Add Bluetooth or Other Device.
  • The Add a Device window is displayed.

Step 4.

  • Navigate to the list of Bluetooth devices on your iPhone, Android, or another smartphone.
  • This will ensure your device is discoverable.

Step 4.

  • Click “Bluetooth” in the list of options.
  • You’ll see a list of available devices you can connect to, and you should see your smartphone in this list.

Step 5.

  • Click the smartphone you want to add as your dynamic lock device you can use to lock your Windows computer when you walk away.
  • You’ll see a PIN in this window and also a request on your smartphone.
  • Verify the numbers match, and then click “Pair” on your smartphone and “Connect” on your Windows computer.
  • A message letting you know that your smartphone is ready is shown.
  • Tap “Done.”
  • You’ll see your smartphone on the list of connected Bluetooth devices.
  • Now, with your iPhone, Android, or other smartphone paired with your Windows computer, you’re ready to turn on the Dynamic Lock feature, which will automatically lock your Windows computer after your smartphone is out of range for 30 seconds.

Steps to turn on Windows Dynamic Lock.

Step 1.

  • Press “Windows” and “I” at the same time on your Windows home screen to open the Settings screen, and then click “Accounts.”
  • You’ll land on the Accounts screen.

Step 2.

  • Click “Sign-in Options” in the menu on the left side of the screen.
  • The Sign-in Options menu is shown on the right side of the screen.

Step 3.

  • Scroll down this screen to the Dynamic Lock section, and then click to place a checkmark next to “Allow Windows to Automatically Lock Your Device When You’re Away.”
  • Going forward, your Windows computer will automatically lock after your smartphone moves out of its Bluetooth range for 30 seconds.

What is Windows Defender dynamic lock?

Dynamic Lock is a new feature in Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) that automatically locks your machine if you are away from the device. It works by utilizing a Bluetooth connection to your phone (can be iPhone, Android, Windows, etc). If it detects you have left the machine it will lock it automatically.

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