This Windows 11 feature will make file sharing easier; Update now

    Windows 11 users just got a new update that will make file sharing and photos management easier than before. Here is how to update now.

    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Oct 24 2022, 16:55 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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    Update your Windows 11 with the latest version to enjoy new features. (Unsplash )

    If your computer is running on the new Windows 11, then know that you have just received a new update, which is loaded with a number of new features, one of which will make the file-sharing process easier. This will help you to share files and photos easily on Windows 11 OS. These features were first announced in September, but Microsoft finally started making them available for all Windows 11 users recently. Have a detailed view of this most loved and highly utilized feature, File Explorer which has become even better with the latest update. Know what's new.

    Windows 11 Files Explorer and file sharing feature

    Microsoft is releasing this update to enhance the Windows Share experience. Windows blog post informed that it is releasing Tabs to File Explorer that lets you organize your files and switch between your folders with ease. The new Favorites section is the perfect place to pin your most used files. Not just that, OneDrive will make it easier for you to see important information like which of your colleagues or friends most recently edited or commented on your file. It will also provide a list of contacts you're likely to share content with and some personalized suggestions based on your Microsoft 365 account.

    Now, on Windows Share, you can simply share files with more discoverable devices nearby directly from your desktop, File Explorer, Photos, Snipping Tool, Xbox and other apps.

    More new features..

    Suggested Actions: Apart from better File Explorer for sharing files, Windows 11 users will get the Suggested Actions feature. How will it help you? For example, when there are phone numbers or future dates in text, Windows highlights them, making it easy to click and call with Phone Link, Teams, or Skype, or click to schedule an appointment, etc.

    Easy access to Task Manager: Taskbar got two most important features. First, you can pin a larger selection of apps to your taskbar than space allows, which will allow you to view all your overflowed apps in one place. Second, while right-clicking on the taskbar, you will also get an option to jump directly onto your Task Manager.

    Photos app: By the end of October 2022, your phone, your camera, and OneDrive photos will come together in one gallery.

    How to update Windows 11 with the latest update

    • If you are interested in installing the new release of Windows 11, then open your Windows Update settings.
    • Go to the Update & Security option.
    • Now open the Windows Update and select Check for updates.
    • If the update appears, you can simply select Download and install to get started. Once the download is complete and the feature update is ready to install and it will be updated to the latest update of Windows 11.

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    First Published Date: 24 Oct, 16:43 IST