Privacy and Security Use Find My Device to Locate your Windows 11 Device

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Find My Device is a feature that can help you locate your Windows 11 device if it's lost or stolen. To use this feature, sign in to your device with a Microsoft account and make sure you're an administrator on it. This feature works when location services is turned on for your device, even if other users on the device have turned off location settings for their apps. Any time you attempt to locate the device online at Microsoft, users using the device will see a notification in the notification area.

If you have Find My Device turned on, your device will automatically update its location periodically while connected to the Internet.

This tutorial will show you how to use Find My Device to see the last known location of your Windows 10 or Windows 11 device.


Find my device will only be able to find the current location of your Windows 10 or Windows 11 device if it is currently turned on and connected to the Internet.

Otherwise, Find my device will only show you the last known location.




Here's How:

1 Go to the the https://account.microsoft.com/devices page online at Microsoft, and sign in with your Microsoft account.

You can locate a shared device only if you have an administrator Microsoft account on it.


2 Expand open the Windows device (ex: "BrinkW11") you want to locate, and click/tap on Find my device. (see screenshot below)

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3 If Find my device and/or Location Services is currently turned off for the device, click/tap on Turn On. (see screenshot below)

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4 You will now see the Last location of your Windows device. Click/tap on Find to update and see the current location. (see screenshot below)

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5 The Windows device you tried to locate will get a Find My Device notification. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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