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‘Windows Goodbye’ will automatically lock your device when you are away

Windows Hello
  • On January 11, 2017

Build 15002 includes a Dynamic Lock feature for extra security

An extra security feature will be included in the Creators Update for Windows 10. Internally called ‘Windows Goodbye’, but referred as ‘Dynamic Lock’ in the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 15002, the feature could be found just above the ‘Windows Hello’ Settings in Accounts → Sign in options.

When enabled from the menu, the Dynamic Lock will try to automatically lock the PC when the user is no longer sitting on the desk in front of the device, thus adding an additional level of security which could be beneficial for business & office users.

Dynamic Lock

At the moment, we don’t know if Microsoft is going to use a similar to the Windows Hello approach with facial / iris recognition for the Dynamic lock, or the PC will simply lock after a certain period of inactivity. However, it’s safe to assume that the device won’t lock immediately after the user steps away.

Meanwhile, you can read about the upcoming login improvements for Windows Hello in the Creators Update. More here.