Find My DeviceÂ is a feature that can help you locate your Windows 11 device if it’s lost or stolen. To use this feature, sign in to your device with a Microsoft account and make sure you’re an administrator on it. This feature works whenÂ location servicesÂ is turned on for your device, even if other users on the device have turned offÂ location settings for their apps. Any time you attempt toÂ locate the deviceÂ online at Microsoft, users using the device will see a notification in the notification area.
If you haveÂ Find My DeviceÂ turned on, your device will automatically update its location periodically while connected to the Internet.
If needed, you can use Find My Device toÂ remotely lockÂ your Windows device. Remotely locking your Windows device will log out any active users and disable sign in for local users (standard users). Administrators with permissions will still have access, but unauthorized access will be blocked. Your device will be locked and location tracking services will be enabled. It will be required to have an administrator sign in to the remotely locked device first before any standard users are able to sign in.
Once your device is locked, you can reset your password if needed for added security.
This tutorial will show you how to use Find My Device to remotely lock your Windows 10 or Windows 11 device.