How Microsoft can improve Dynamic Lock in Windows 10 Creators Update

Starting with Creators Update, Microsoft has introduced Dynamic Lock. This feature lets you lock your Windows 10 PC when you are away from the PC. It figures out your absence when any of the connected Bluetooth devices goes out of range. Good thing is that it works all Bluetooth devices, but it also comes with drawbacks. As of now Dynamic Lock is basic and lacks options and control.  Below is how Dynamic Lock can be improved:

No Option to choose a dedicated device:

I have multiple Bluetooth devices that stay connected with my Windows 10 Laptop. Wireless Speaker, Fitness device and so on. It is also a fact that I don’t keep them connected all the time which means an only absence of one or two Bluetooth devices clearly indicates my absence and not all.

When turning on the option of the dynamic lock, Windows 10 should let me select which device I would want to use it.

Multiple Paired Devices Issue

The connected device in Windows 10 Bluetooth settings shows as paired. It looks like Dynamic Lock will look for any of them to be missing to decide that you aren’t there. Things get worse when you have devices from your family and friends listed there. The only option is to either remove it from the paired device list of just don’t use the feature. I am sure nobody wants to pair every time.

Sleep Timer Conflict:

If you hate Windows 10 PC to go to sleep and have set it to NEVER sleep, the Dynamic lock doesn’t work. It will keep your PC on forever, beating the idea of the dynamic lock.

That said, Windows Team needs to enhance, and add more options and configuration to Dynamic Lock to make it really work. Since this is the first version, I would let it go, but the option to choose a dedicated device should be there which will solve most of the problem.

Dynamic Lock is available under Settings > Accounts > Sign-in-option in Creators Update.

Ashish Mohta
A die-hard fan of Windows, PC Gaming, and Xbox. He is a seasoned content writer with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He is a specialist in writing about Windows, software reviews, troubleshooting Windows, and automation.


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