Many smartphones and tablets for a while are accessible with the ‘find my device’ feature which probably includes iOS (find my iPhone since mid 2010), Android (Device manager since 2013) and Windows phone (since late 2010)
We usually lose our smartphones someplace like in the kitchen, under the sofa and places like that, it is quite common but as far as our laptops or ultrabooks are concerned as they are now developing into slimmer and lighter devices, it is quite easy to lose them as well or even get stolen. Apple had this covered with Find my Mac on OS X starting with OS X 10.7.2 Lion back in 2011. Windows 10 now have a similar feature which was also taken by Microsoft quite a while. This feature in Windows 10 called Find My Device, is a part of the lately released November update which was done for Windows 10. In order to learn how to enable this feature, you have to keep reading and then apply it step by step.
This is to be noted here that this process will only be applicable if your Windows 10 is upgraded to the latest version 1511 (November update)
Step 1: First of all launch the Windows 10 Settings app.
Step 2: Select Update & security from Settings.
Step 3: From Sub Settings panel of the left select ‘Find my device.’
Step 4: Here the feature will be visible as turned off by default and reads “find my device is off”. Click on the ‘Change’ button under it. After that the Windows will ask you if you want to save the location of your device. You just have to turn on that feature.
Step 5: With the step below, Windows 10 computer will save its last recorded location, but just as long as it has a Wi-FI connection. Now check the location of your device and last active time, simply head over to the following URL:account.microsoft.com/devices.
Step 6: Login to the page using the Microsoft account credentials that the device you are trying to locate is set with.
Step 7: All the devices which are under your Microsoft account and configured with Fine my device will be visible, once you are done. The last seen, date and location will be shown on the page. In order to see an exact location, click ‘Find my device’ under the last seen status.
On Bing map, you will see the exact location of your device with the usual zoom in and zoom out option.
Well that’s all you need to know about it. The enclosure of this feature is a significant one and if still don’t have the latest version of Windows, I prefer telling you that it’s high time you get hold on the new version. Don’t worry, it’s a free update and won’t even cost you a penny. So go grab the latest version now!