How to Track the Geolocation of Your Windows 10 Computer or Mobile Phone Using “Find my device” Feature?

Windows 10 includes device location tracking feature built-in, which helps you easily find the exact geographical location of the device in case it gets stolen or you misplace it somewhere.

In order for the device location to be tracked, the following prerequisites must be met:

1. “Find my device” setting should have been turned on already.

2. The device must have a Microsoft Account configured.

Since location tracking is made possible using Wi-Fi or cellular triangulation, GPS, and/or IP address, devices without a Wi-Fi card/adapter or SIM may not be tracked or tracking may be inaccurate.

Find Device Location

Go to the following Microsoft Account page and sign-in. You can see the list of devices using that Microsoft account. It shows the last seen date and time for each device along with the geographical location with map.

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find my device location windows 10

Turn on “Find my device”

To be able to track your device in case you misplace it in future, make sure that the “Find my device” setting is enabled.

Open Settings, click Update & Security, Find My Device.

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If the setting is not already turned on, click Change

Enable “Save my device’s location periodically”.

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That’s it! Location tracking is now enabled for the Windows 10 device (PC, surface or Mobile Phone), and the feature can come in handy if you happen to lose the device in future.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

1 thought on “How to Track the Geolocation of Your Windows 10 Computer or Mobile Phone Using “Find my device” Feature?”

  1. Hi. Thanks for this article. It’s worth noting the feature will not work if you’re signed in using a work or school Microsoft account. It’s only available if your sign-in account is a personal Microsoft account.


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