Dynamic lock in Windows 10 is a new feature in the Windows 10 creators Update that allow it users to lock their Windows PC with their phone through Bluetooth. So if you’re fond of forgetting to lock your Windows PC when you step out to go do or get something then you would really like this new feature. The Dynamic lock feature in Windows 10 makes it possible for you to lock your PC with your Smartphone via Bluetooth. With the feature activated on your windows 10 PC, whenever you go out of range with your phone ( the one connected to the PC via Bluetooth) on you and it disconnects from your PC, it automatically locks the PC.
This way, people around your PC while you’re gone won’t be able to access or make use of your PC. The feature is still new and still needs a lot of work for it to be perfected but it is still usable. For example, you have to completely move out of the bluetooth range for your PC to detect it and lock. If both your laptop and your Smartphone are using Bluetooth 4.2 them we are looking a distance of about 200 feet (60 meters) which is pretty decent. However, if both your PC and Smartphone have the newest Bluetooth 5.0 then we are looking at a larger distance of about 800 feet (240 meters) which as you can imagine, isn’t necessarily a good thing.
Another con of this feature is the fact that your PC still has to stay Unlocked for about 30 more seconds after you’ve moved out of the bluetooth range. Probably using that time to try to reconnect and keep it Unlocked and if someone hops on your PC before the dynamic locks kicks in, your PC stays Unlocked. If you still want to go ahead and activate it, you can follow the Simple steps below.
How To Use Dynamic Lock In Windows 10
First you’ll have to pair your PC with your Smartphone via Bluetooth. If you don’t know how to do that, follow the steps below.
– On your PC, Navigate to the Settings Menu, Select Devices and Click on Bluetooth & Other devices.
– Toggle to bluetooth switch to turn it On.
– On your Smartphone, Navigate to the Settings Menu and turn on Bluetooth as well.
– Now go back to your PC and Click on the “+” button to add a new bluetooth device. Click on Add a Device and Tap Bluetooth. Now Select the name of your Smartphone Bluetooth from the list of available Bluetooth devices.
– Accept the Connection on both your PC and Smartphone to pair and it will pair successfully.
Next, we’ll have to activate the dynamic lock feature. If you didn’t find your Smartphone Bluetooth while searching for available Bluetooth, then you’ll need to make sure your Bluetooth drivers are up-to-date. Follow the steps below use dynamic lock in Windows 10.
– Access the Settings Menu on your PC and Click on Accounts then Select Sign-In options located in the left panel.
– Scroll down to the Dynamic lock option and check the box that reads “Allow Windows to detect when you’re away and automatically lock the device” and you’re all set.
Now whenever you move out of the bluetooth range and your phone disconnects from your PC’s Bluetooth, your PC will Automatically lock. That is if someone else doesn’t start operating your PC before that happens.