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How to Turn On or Off Dynamic Lock Problem Notifications in Windows 10

Locking your PC protects it from unauthorized use when you need to step away from the PC, and don't want to sign out or shut down.

When the computer is locked, you will be taken to the lock screen by default to dismiss and sign in when ready to continue where you left off. Other users can still sign in to their accounts from the sign-in screen.

Windows Hello can use any paired iPhone, Android or Windows Phone to detect when you step away from your PC or tablet, automatically locking it behind you for an extra measure of security and privacy. This remote lock feature works with smartphones, fitness bands or any device thatís paired to your PC or tablet.

Starting with Windows 10 build 15002, Microsoft has added a new Dynamic Lock (aka: "Windows Goodbye") feature that allows Windows to detect when you're away and automatically lock the device.

Starting with Windows 10 build 15031, Microsoft officially introduces Dynamic Lock. Dynamic Lock automatically locks your Windows 10 PC when youíre not around based the proximity of a Bluetooth-paired phone. If your Bluetooth-paired phone is not found near your PC, Windows turns off the screen and locks the PC after 30 seconds.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17093, Microsoft made it easier for users to protect their identity when signing in to Windows with the new Account Protection pillar in Windows Defender Security Center. Account Protection will by default notify Dynamic lock users if Dynamic lock has stopped working because their phone or device Bluetooth is off.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off notifications when there are problems with Dynamic Lock for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Dynamic Lock Problem Notifications in Windows Defender Security Center
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Dynamic Lock Problem Notifications using a REG file





Turn On or Off Dynamic Lock Problem Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Dynamic Lock Problem Notifications in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Dynamic Lock Problem Notifications in Windows Defender Security Center

1. Open the Windows Defender Security Center, and click/tap on the Settings (gear) icon on the bottom left side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Turn on (default) or off Notify me when there are problems with Dynamic Lock for what you want under the Account protection notifications section. (see screenshot below)

4. When finished, you can close the Windows Defender Security Center if you like.

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Turn On or Off Dynamic Lock Problem Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Dynamic Lock Problem Notifications in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Dynamic Lock Problem Notifications using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Account protection

DisableNotifications DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. Turn On Dynamic Lock Problem Notifications

This is the default setting.

A) Make sure your phone is paired to your PC via Bluetooth first.

B) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_Dynamic_Lock_problem_notifications.reg

download


 3. Turn Off Dynamic Lock Problem Notifications

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_Dynamic_Lock_problem_notifications.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn