Windows 10 Creators Update: How To Setup Dynamic Lock

 

A very popular and whizbang cool feature that has been part of Windows 10 since it was first released in July of 2015 is Windows Hello.

Windows Hello allows you to log into your system using biometrics such as facial or fingerprint recognition - two items that are very personal and hard to spoof.

In the recently released Creators Update, a new feature has been added that some have nicknamed Windows Goodbye but it is actually called Dynamic Lock.

Dynamic Lock is an option where you can pair a Bluetooth enabled device such as a smartphone or a wearable, the key here being a device that you typically grab when you leave your desk, and when you walk away from your Windows 10 Creators Update based system the device loses contact and your computer will lock shortly after that happens.

There is no configuration settings for Dynamic Lock so it is either on or off with no way to adjust the sensitivity or timeout window that results in your device locking after contact with your paired device occurs.

That means you have to be aware of your work area and situation to decide if this is a workable option for you to use as a method for making sure your device locks when you are not around.

The gallery will show you step by step how to go through the pairing process and then enabling Dynamic Lock on Windows 10 Creators Update. For those of you who prefer a verbal/visual walk through then I have embedded a video below that will also walk you through the process.

Note: Some of you may be wondering how to connect a Bluetooth device to a desktop computer that does not have its own Bluetooth capabilities. Well you can pickup a small USB based Bluetooth transceiver from Amazon for less than $15 and they work perfectly to give you Bluetooth on those machines. I have several of these and they work great with Dynamic Lock and other Bluetooth devices. Actually, it is pretty amazing how handy Bluetooth connectivity can be on a desktop system these days.

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