Microsoft’s Windows 10 November update brings with it a handy “find my device” feature, but it’s not just for tablets or phones.

If you've ever lost any of your internet-connected devices, you know what a lifesaver the 'Find My...' features. Microsoft added Find My Device back in 2015, which  allows you to check on the location of any Windows 10 device, including desktops and laptops.

If you want to try this feature, here’s how to turn it on.


Find My Device is buried under Settings > Update & Security.

To active this feature go to Start > Update & Security > Find My Device.


On this screen you’ll see a big Change button under the heading “Find My Device is off.”


Turn this slider to On and you’re done.

Once you click Change you’ll see a pop-up panel that says “Save my device’s location periodically.” Turn the slider to On and you’re done.


Find My Device is now on.

You should now see that the Find My Device screen has changed to “Find My Device is on” as seen above.

To make sure everything is working, login to with your Microsoft account and you should see the name of your PC listed under “Your devices.”

If you don’t know the name of your device, right-click on the Start button and select System. In the Control Panel window that opens you’ll see it under “Computer name.”

Unfortunately, this doesn't allow you to get your device to make a sound, lock itself or erase any data, but we''re still holding out for Microsoft to add this functionality.