How to make use of the screen locker on Windows 10

Oct 15, 2019

Screen Lock is a fundamental security feature in Windows. Under its control, you will have to sign in with the account’s password for the screen’s reopen. Several ways of operating the screen lock are available on Windows 10.

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If you are someone who pays special attention to individual privacy, or someone who hasn’t completed a computer task but was prompted for a meeting, or an advocate for energy conservation, it is not recommended to miss this article. Here we are going to go over those widely used, as well as a smartphone-involved new way which was released by Windows Creator Updates in 2019.

Option 1: Keyboard shortcut Win + L

Nothing is easier than just one-click. Pressing on the two keys at the same time will immediately make it start.

Option 2: Keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + Alt + Delete

Long-time ago, this combination was just used for a system reboot. Since Windows 2000, it has been multiple uses including directs you to a new window for making choices like "lock this screen".

Option 3: Start Menu

Have you ever noticed when you click on the user avatar in Start Menu, an option for you to lock your screen in the middle of the options box, which is less common but still handy?

Option 4: Screen Saver

Step 1: Head to the Screen Saver Settings.

Navigation: All settings >> Personalization >> Lock Screen >> Screen saver settings

Step 2: Choose a screen saver and schedule the time you want it to react. Enable the "On resume, display logon screen".

Option 5: Dynamic Lock

Newly released on Windows Creator Updates in 2019, the Dynamic Lock was designed to automatically lock the screen when you went off the computer but forgot to lock manually. It can effectively make your computer security stronger, though so far it has to take a couple of minutes to react.

Step 1: Head to the Bluetooth Settings and click on Add Bluetooth or other device.

Navigation: All settings >> Devices >> Bluetooth & other devices >> Add Bluetooth or other device

Step 2: Choose to add Bluetooth devices and pair your phone with it.

Step 3: Turn to Accounts and choose Sign-in Options.

Step 4: Scroll down to find Dynamic Lock and then tick the Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you’re away.

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