5 reasons to update your Windows 11 PC NOW; Check what is new

    Microsoft has rolled out the latest Windows 11 update for 2022. Should you update? Know here.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Sep 22 2022, 17:36 IST
    Windows 11 user? Secure your device with Dynamic Lock now- know how
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    1/5 Your laptop or desktop can hold lots of important details that should not be accessed by any stranger. If any of your crucial details lands in the wrong hands, you can get into trouble and can even have financial loss. In order to avoid such situations you are advised to always lock your laptop or desktop before leaving it idle. If you are a Windows 11 user, you can secure your device with the help of Dynamic Lock. Wondering what is Dynamic Lock? (HT Tech)
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    2/5 What is Dynamic Lock? It is a Windows 11 feature that automatically locks your computer when a connected Bluetooth device (your phone or wearable device) is out of range. When you walk away from your PC, and your dynamic lock device is out of range, your PC will automatically lock after 30 seconds. It can be noted that this feature only locks the computer if the Bluetooth signal falls and the system is idle. (HT_PRINT)
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    3/5 Drawback of Dynamic Lock: According to the information provided by Microsoft, if the system is not idle (for example, an intruder gets access before the Bluetooth signal falls below the limit), the device won't lock. Therefore, the dynamic lock feature does not replace the need for the user to lock the computer. It only reduces the probability of someone gaining access if the user forgets to lock it. (HT Tech)
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    4/5 How to use Dynamic Lock to ensure your device and information is always secure: You will have to use Bluetooth to pair your phone with your PC. Then on your Windows 11 PC, select Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Now, select Dynamic Lock, then select the Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you're away. (Microsoft )
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    5/5 And it's done, take your phone with you when you move away from your PC, and it will automatically lock 30 seconds after you're out of Bluetooth range. (Note that Bluetooth range varies by device). (Microsoft)
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    What’s new in Windows 11 2022 update? Check why you should get it now. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    Windows 11 will soon complete its first year of official arrival. And since then, several updates have been rolled out to fix the bugs and bring new features. Now, according to Microsoft's new update cycle, the new Windows 11 2022 update is here in 190+ countries. With last year's launch of Windows 11, Microsoft claims to make the PC a modern refresh, making it faster and easier to accomplish tasks. Now, the update brings in new features that will surely change the experiences. Are you still wondering if you should update your laptop and PC to Windows 11 or not? Here are 5 reasons to update your Windows 11 immediately.

    5 reasons to update your Windows 11

    Tabs in File Explorer

    Earlier, Microsoft had introduced Tabs in File Explorer to the beta channel, now it has been rolled out in the official Windows 11 2022 update. It is basically to easily organize all the files. Plus, the home page of File Explorer will allow quick access to your favourite files, pin important files, and a lot more. However, this feature will be available in October.

    Improved Start Menu

    The Start Menu is now available with an improved and accurate search. It will also have accessibility features like system-wide live captions, voice access to control the PC, natural voices for the narrator, and more. While Snap Layouts has also got an update with better touch navigation.

    New Focus Sessions and Do Not Disturb mode are here!

    Work with focus! The new update brings new Focus Sessions and Do Not Disturb modes for Windows 11 users. However, you should note that once the mode is enabled, most of the work including taskbar badges, notifications and other background running tasks will be silenced.

    More security

    Microsoft Defender SmartScreen, which warns you if you are entering your credentials on a malicious website or app, is one of the new security features that has been added.

    Eco-friendly Microsoft!

    An update for the Windows Update process was previously made available on the Dev channel in March. Microsoft will schedule upgrades at times when carbon emissions are at their lowest, making this more environmentally beneficial. For reduced carbon emission, there are additional adjustments to the default power settings for Sleep and Screen off.

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