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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!