Secure Your Windows 10 PC With Dynamic Lock

(Last Updated On: July 31, 2018)

When you move away from your Windows 10 PC it will get locked automatically by a feature called Dynamic Lock. It can be activated with the help of your smartphone.

Dynamic Lock in Windows 10 is a very helpful feature when we are using our PC in any public place or Office. Suppose we forget to lock our PC when walked away from it. Then anyone can snoop into the PC until it goes to Lock mode by its own. This can be prevented from happening by activating the Dynamic Lock feature in Windows 10. Actually, it is being done through pairing your Smartphone with PC. Once the Dynamic Lock is activated, PC detects the presence of the paired smartphone. When you moved away from the computer with your smartphone, Dynamic Lock feature locks your Windows 10 PC.

Before activating Dynamic Lock feature by using your smartphone you should ensure that PC is running on Windows 10 Creators update. To verify this, right click on the start button. If you see Settings option in popup menu you can assure that PC is with Windows 10 Creators Update. Instead of this Settings option, if you see Control Panel, then you have to upgrade, which can be done through Windows Update from the Update & security screen under Settings.

Turn Bluetooth on PC & Smart Phone

Dynamic Lock feature uses Bluetooth connection to communicate between your PC and your phone. So you’ll need to make sure that Bluetooth feature is available and activated on your PC. Also, ensure that your phone’s Bluetooth connection is turned on as well. In Windows 10, turn on Bluetooth by clicking the Start button > Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices. Once again confirm that Bluetooth is turned on.

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In your iOS device, go to Settings > Bluetooth and toggle it on or swipe up from the bottom and tap the Bluetooth icon within Control Center.

As you know on an Android device, swipe down from the top of the screen for quick settings, and turn on Bluetooth if it’s not already enabled.

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Pairing Your Smart Phone With Your PC

In this step, you’ll need to pair your phone with your PC if you haven’t already done so. To pair your Android device, go to the Bluetooth & other devices screen under Settings in Windows 10. Click on the button to “Add Bluetooth or other device.”

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On the “Add a device” screen, click on the first option for “Bluetooth.”

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You must see your mobile device listed there. Click on it to pair.

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Now You’ll get a PIN for pairing on both your phone and your PC. Click “OK” on your phone and “Connect” on your PC to pair and connect the two devices.

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Your phone should now show up in paired and associated lists with your PC.

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In a similar way in order to pair your iPhone, you’ll need to turn on the Personal Hotspot feature. On your iPhone, tap Settings > Personal Hotspot and toggle it on. Then you will get an option to connect using Bluetooth.

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Return back to the Bluetooth & other devices screen in Windows 10. Click on the button to “Add Bluetooth or other device.” At the “Add a device” screen, click on the first option for “Bluetooth.” Your iPhone should appear. Click on it to pair.

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Here also you’ll see the PIN for pairing. Click “Pair” on your iPhone and “Connect” on your PC to pair and connect the two devices.

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Your iPhone now appears in the list of items paired and connected with your PC.

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Final Step-Activate Dynamic Lock

Now we are in final step. Come to the Settings screen in Windows 10 and click on Accounts > Sign-in options. Look to the base of the Sign-in options page until the point that you see the segment for Dynamic Lock. Here, you can click on the “Learn more” link to learn how the feature works. Alternatively, you can tick the checkbox to “Allow Windows to detect when you’re away and automatically lock the device.”

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Here ensure your PC isn’t in locked mode. Move far from your PC with your mobile gadget. You’ll likely need to move to another place of your home or office or even go outside beyond the range of Bluetooth association. Return to your PC. On the off chance that Dynamic Lock worked, at that point, your PC ought to be in Lock mode.
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