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2 Methods to Lock the Find My Device Option in Windows 11

August 14th, 2023 by Admin

How can I prevent others from changing the “Find My Device” settings in Windows 11? Looking for a way to disable the Find My Device permanently? In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 methods to lock the Find My Device option in Windows 11, so others are unable to change it from the Settings app.

Method 1: Lock the Find My Device Option in Windows 11 via Group Policy

  1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor and browse to: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Find My Device. On the right pane, double-click the “Turn On/Off Find My Device” policy.

  2. You can select the Disabled option to permanently turn off the Find My Device feature, or choose the Enabled option to prevent others from turning off Find My Device.

  3. Close the Local Group Policy Editor. Open the Settings app and you’ll find the “Find My Device” setting is greyed out and locked down.

Method 2: Lock the Find My Device Option in Windows 11 via Registry Editor

  1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft. Right-click the Microsoft key and select New -> Key.

  2. Name the new key FindMyDevice and select it. Next, right-click the empty space in the right pane and choose New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  3. Name the DWORD AllowFindMyDevice. Leave its value data as 0 if you want to disable the Find My Device feature permanently, or set it to 1 for turning on Find My Device and lock the setting.

  4. Close Registry Editor.

That’s it!

How to Use the Find My Device Feature in Windows 11

July 31st, 2023 by Admin

Any way to find a lost Windows device? How can I remotely lock a stolen laptop? Luckily, there is a feature called Find My Device available in Windows 11, which can help you remotely track and lock a lost or stolen computer. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to enable the Find My Device feature in Windows 11 and then use it to locate or lock your device in case it’s lost or stolen.

Part 1: Enable Find My Device in Windows 11

Before getting started, make sure you’re signed in to Windows 11 using your Microsoft account. Follow these steps to turn on the Find My Device feature.

  1. Press the Windows key + I to launch Settings. Select Privacy & security from the left-hand side, then click Find my device on the right pane.

  2. Toggle the “Find my device” switch to On. If the Location services is turned off, you need to turn it on beforehand by navigating to Settings -> Privacy & security -> Location.

Part 2: Locate and Lock your Windows 11 Computer

Now you can use another device (computer or mobile phone) to track and lock your missing or stolen Windows 11 computer. Here’s how:

  1. Open the web browser and visit the Microsoft Devices page, sign in with the same Microsoft account that you are using on the Windows 11 computer. Next, click the “Find my device” option at the top.

  2. You will see a map showing the device’s last known location. The Find button allows you to retrieve the current location. If you want to remotely lock down your Windows 11 PC, simply click the Lock button.

  3. Type in a message which will appear on the lock screen of your Windows 11 computer, and click the Lock button at the bottom.

  4. Wait a minute and Microsoft will lock down the device if it’s online.

  5. When your Windows 11 PC is locked remotely, your message will be displayed on the lock screen and all Windows accounts are blocked.

    If a guy tries to log in with a local account, he will get the error message “An administrator has restricted sign in. To sign in, make sure your device is connected to the internet, and have your administrator sign in first“.

Once you found your lost Windows 11 computer, you may need to perform a factory reset or remove the login restrictions by using the PCUnlocker utility.