Sometimes you get away from your PC without blocking it. The Dynamic Lock feature in Windows 10 automatically blocks it when you move away from it. Here we show you how to configure it.
There are many ways to secure your Windows 10 PC when you are away from it. But sometimes you forget to press Windows Key + L to lock it first. Keeping your PC open when you walk away leaves you insecure and vulnerable. It is also conducive to office jokes by your coworkers. I learned that the hard way many years ago when I worked at a technical help center. To help, Microsoft added a feature that will automatically block it.
The dynamic lock function was included a few years ago with the Windows 10 Creators Update. It is a way to automatically lock your system when you (technically your phone) is out of range. It works with any phone that includes Bluetooth. Lock the PC after 30 seconds when you walk away with your phone.
Configure Dynamic Lock on Windows 10
The first thing you should do is pair your phone with Windows 10. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your phone. phone and go to Settings> Devices> Bluetooth and other devices .
Once your phone is connected via Bluetooth, go to Settings> Accounts> Login options . Scroll down to section Dynamic Lock and check the box "Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when it is not". You will find your phone and now you will be connected.
Now, when you leave your PC with your phone, it will lock automatically even if you forgot to press Windows key + L .
Okay, this means that you carry your phone with you when you leave your computer. If your phone is in your pocket, you are ready to go. But if you leave your phone on your desk, it will not be locked automatically.
When Microsoft first launched, the dynamic lock function was unpredictable. Sometimes your PC does not lock automatically. But I tried this with the OnePlus 6T paired with an HP Omen running Windows 10 version 1903. It seems to work fine. It crashed every time I was about 10-15 feet away from my computer. Again, 30 seconds must pass. I also tested it with a Dell Latitude laptop with Windows 10 20H1 and got equally good results.
It is important to keep in mind that your mileage will vary with Dynamic Lock, but it is a good feature to enable as a backup. Especially for those moments when you walk away without first blocking your computer.