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Turn On or Off Dynamic Lock to Automatically Lock Windows 11

Locking the computer¬†protects it from unauthorized use when you need to step away from the PC, and don’t want to sign out or shut down causing everything open to be closed.

Windows can use devices that are paired with your PC to help detect when you’re away, and lock your PC shortly after your paired device is out of Bluetooth range. This makes it more difficult for someone to gain access to your device if you step away from your PC and forget to lock it.

Dynamic lock requires using Bluetooth to pair your phone with your Windows 11 PC.

Once they’re paired, take your phone with you when you walk away, and your PC will automatically lock a minute or so after you’re out of Bluetooth range.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Dynamic Lock for your account in Windows 11 to automatically lock the computer when you step away from it.

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Lock Computer in Windows 11

Locking your PC protects it from unauthorized use when you need to step away from the PC, and don’t want to sign out or shut down causing everything open to be closed.

When you lock the computer, you will be taken to the lock screen by default to dismiss and sign in when ready to continue where you left off. Other users can still sign in to their accounts from the sign-in screen.

This tutorial will show you different ways to lock the computer in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Lock Screen in Windows 11

The lock screen is the screen you see at startup and when you lock (Win+L) the PC. You will need to dismiss the lock screen to to see the sign-in screen and sign in to Windows.

If you prefer, you can disable the lock screen to only see the sign-in screen at startup and when users lock (Win+L) the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the lock screen for all users in Windows 11.

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How to Remove Lock Computer from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen in Windows

When you press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys in Windows, it will open the Ctrl+Alt+Del security screen that provides the Lock computer, Switch user, Sign out, Change a password, and open Task Manager options. You will also have the Network, Ease of access, and Power menu buttons available on this screen.

Locking your PC¬†protects it from unauthorized use when you need to step away from the PC, and don’t want to¬†sign out¬†or¬†shut down.

When you lock the computer, you will be taken to the lock screen by default to unlock and sign in when ready to continue where you left off. Other users can still sign in to their accounts from the sign-in screen.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Lock computer option from the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for all or specific users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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