How to Lock Your Windows PC, Android Smartphones, Tablets Automatically?
The most common method to keep the data secure stored locally on your smartphone or PC is by setting up a screen lock. However, you can often forget to lock the device before leaving it unattended in our room or office space. Both Windows and Android have a feature that detects the user’s presence based on the location, connected device and locks the device automatically. Here is a step by step guide on how to lock your Windows PC, Android smartphones, tablets automatically:
To enable this feature, you need a Bluetooth device such as wireless headphones or smartphones.
Step 1: Head to Bluetooth Settings by heading to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices.
Step 2: If Bluetooth is already on, click on the ‘+’ icon to add a new Bluetooth device (wireless headphones or smartphone).
Step 3: Pair the device by following the on-screen instructions.
Step 4: Once done, head to Settings > Accounts and then tap the Sign-in option from the left panel.
Step 5: Go to the Dynamic Lock section and check the box saying ‘Allow Windows to detect when you’re away and automatically lock the device.
Going forward, whenever Windows will fail to detect your smartphone or the connected Bluetooth device. It will automatically lock the system.
Note: The Dynamic lock feature has its own shortcomings as well, As the feature works on Bluetooth, so the laptop or computer will remain unlocked until the Bluetooth device is out of the range.
On Android, the feature is called Smart Lock. But unlike Windows Dynamic Lock, it also unlocks the phone-based on-body detection, location, and connected Bluetooth device.
Step 1: Head to Settings and tap on Security or Security and location option.
Step 2: Now, tap on the Smart Lock option and verify your device password, PIN or pattern.
Step 3: Choose the option Trusted devices and then tap on Add Trusted Device.
Step 4: Here, choose the device that you want to use.