How to Enable Windows Notebook Monitoring (Guide)

While you already know that your Android and iOS devices have a feature that allows you to monitor them remotely, did you know that there is a similar feature for Windows? Before we get too excited, let’s point out that this feature does not yet allow you to perform operations such as remotely wiping or locking your Windows device. So, if you’re not looking for that first, Here’s how to enable Windows laptop monitoring:

note: I tried this method on my laptop running Windows 10 Pro version 1703 and it works perfectly.

How to Enable Windows Notebook Monitoring Feature

Before learning how to enable this feature, it’s important to note that it only works on devices that have a GPS chip, cellular connection, or other tools that can help the device locate its location. Once this is noted, you can follow the steps below.

  • First, you need to make sure that your device’s location services are turned on. For this, open start menu and Search for “Location privacy settings”.

  • After clicking this, you will be able to check if your device location is on. if not, Click “Change” under “Location” and turn on this setting.

Open Location

  • When location service is turned on, open start menu again and this time, Search for “Find My Device”.

Find My Device

  • When you go to this setting, Click “Change”and open setting.

Open Find My Device

  • Now that all the necessary settings are opened on your device, you can view your devices on Microsoft. Web site. Here, Switch to the “Find my device” tab to view the location of your device

Microsoft Connection

  • The next screen should be looking at something as below screenshot.

Watch Laptop

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Enable Windows Notebook Monitoring

Now that you know how to monitor your laptop or any other suitable Windows device for that matter, you can worry a little less about losing it. With Window’s laptop tracking feature, you can easily find its location remotely. This seems like a very useful feature to me. What are your thoughts on this? Let me know in the comments section below.

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