How To Set Up "Find My Device" in Windows10

September 2016

Microsoft released a major update (Threshold 2) for Windows 10 and one of its most notable features is certainly the Find My Device service.

Find My Device works much like its iOS or Android counterparts; it allows users to track the location of a lost, misplaced, or stolen Windows 10 device on a map. Here are the instructions on how to set up Find My Device on your computer or tablet.

Locate a Lost or Misplaced Windows 10 Computer

Prerequisites

Update Windows 10: The Threshold 2 update is available through the Windows Update service. Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced options to configure your update settings.

A Microsoft Account: you need to be signed in with a Live account (@outlook.com).

Allow Windows 10 to access your location: click on Start > Settings > Privacy > Location and turn this feature On.

Enable Find My Device

Go to Start > Settings> Update and Security > Find My Device and then toggle the Save my device's location periodically switch On:


That's it; once in a while your PC will update its location on Microsoft's servers.

Locate Your Device

You can perform this operation from any device, may it be another PC, a Mac, a smartphone, or a tablet. You only require a web browser and an internet connection.


Open your web browser and click devices to connect to the Manage your devices page. Sign in with your Microsoft account and then go to Device > Locate my device.

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