DynamicLock of Windows 11 is one of the novelties microsoft has added to his new operating system and that guarantees that no other user can control a user’s computer without permission, only through a smartphone.
And it is that not many people know that Windows 11 can detect and block a computer after a few minutes of inactivity. The new feature DynamicLock automatically locks the PC when the user is away from their desk.
All you need to do is pair a device Android with the computer via Bluetooth and finish the setup to make it work.
This is the dynamic lock of Windows 11
Dynamic Lock works by determining the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) value of a Bluetooth-connected device, such as a Bluetooth device. smartphone. If he device paired moves away from the other (out of range)Windows 11 will recognize it and lock the system.
To use Dynamic Lock, an Android device must be connected to the computer. In theory, it could also work with the iPhone, but tests have not shown it to be as reliable. TechMarkup explains how to do this process.
Pair Android phone with computer or laptop
1. Activate the Bluetooth connection on the smartphone and on the PC.
2. On the PC, access the general tool Setting > Bluetooth and devices.
3. Click on Add device.
4. Add a smartphone, ‘S21 de Jr’ in the example.
5. In a few seconds you should be connected.
How to configure the dynamic lock of Windows 11
1. Access the Setting of the PC, section accounts.
2. Click on Login Options and scroll down to the option dynamic lock.
3. Expand the section and check the box ‘Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you’re away’.
4. Windows 11 will show the Android phone as the paired device. Close the configuration. All ready.
After activation and to test this feature, just you have to move the smartphone out of Bluetooth range and it will be seen that your computer is locked automatically. When the user returns, the cell phone will reconnect to the computer, they can log in and continue working.
It works fine, although it may take a while to lock the computer if it is not connected to the cell phone (about 30 seconds). Of course, this may not be the most popular way to log in securely, as biometric authentication systems (fingerprint sensors or cameras) with Windows Hello are faster and more secure.
However, the dynamic lock is a useful security feature for those users or employees who often forget to lock the computer when they get up from their desks and leave the office where the computer is.
There are other ways to block, but this one doesn’t work badly, it’s automaticyou just have to run it on the cell phone, and it depends on it, so it is very difficult for a third party to get into the computer without consent.
Other news in Windows 11 of 2022
One of the improved features of the operating system is the one referring to Snap Layouts. These allow not only better manage space of a device screen with different browser tabs, but it has also been optimized for application on touch computers.
have been incorporated Focus and Do Not Disturb sessions to help improve user productivity through removal of notifications that appear on the side of the screen and are a source of distraction. Do Not Disturb also turns off taskbar badges and app notifications.
To read all the news that Windows 11 has presented, TechMarkup has already made this note for users of this operating system.
According to the official website of microsoftthis update is designed to prioritize four aspects of importance to the company of technology– Making the PC easier and more secure for everyone to use, empowering people to be more productive, making Windows the best place to connect, create and play, and bringing greater security, management and flexibility to the workplace .