Dynamic Lock is not working, missing or grayed out in Windows 11/10


The Dynamic Lock feature in Windows 11/10 makes it easy for users to lock their computers as soon as they leave. They do not need special hardware like infrared cameras to use these features. If your computer supports Bluetooth, you can use this feature. Even if your computer doesn’t have Bluetooth hardware, you can simply use a third-party external Bluetooth dongle and use it as it should.

Dynamic Lock not working or missing in Windows 11/10

First, we recommend that you create a system restore point. Because we will be messing with registry files and changing some critical Windows settings. Once that’s done, we’ll continue our quest to fix our Windows 11/10 dynamic lock not working issue after an update.

1]Using the Settings app

  • Start by pressing the button WINKEY+I button combinations to open the Settings app.
  • Now navigate to Accounts > Sign-in options.
  • Then scroll down to the section titled dynamic lock.
  • Make sure the checkbox indicating Let Windows automatically lock your device when you’re away It is checked.
  • Are you ready. You can now exit the Settings app.

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If for some reason the basic solution above doesn’t work and you find that Dynamic Lock is grayed out or dissipatedyou may need to continue troubleshooting.

2]Pair your Bluetooth device and update the driver

Dynamic Lock is not working, missing or grayed out in Windows 11/10

If you see the following message in Settings or Notification Center:

Dynamic Lock does not work because your PC does not have a paired device

then you need to open Settings > Devices > Bluetooth and other devices. Here, make sure Bluetooth is turned on and pair the Bluetooth device.

If you open Windows Defender Security Center, you’ll also find this warning there.

dynamic lock not working

If you click Add Bluetooth device, the Bluetooth settings will open and you can pair the device.

3]Reinstall the Bluetooth driver

If that doesn’t help, you may need to uninstall and then reinstall your Bluetooth drivers. You can do this through Device Manager.

4]Using Registry Editor

Press the WINKEY + R button combination to launch the Run utility, type regedit and press Enter. Click on Yes for the UAC or User Account Control prompt you receive.

Once Registry Editor is open, navigate to the following key location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon

Look for a DWORD named Activate Goodbye in the right pane.

Dynamic Lock is not working, missing or grayed out in Windows 11/10

Make sure its value is set to one which is activated. 0 means disabled.

Close Registry Editor and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

5]Check the group policy settings

If your version of Windows 10 comes with Group Policy Editor, run gpedit.msc To open it.

Now navigate to the following path in Group Policy Editor-

Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsWindows Hello for Business

Now in the right pane look for an entry called Configure dynamic blocking factors.

Windows 10 dynamic lock not working

Double click on it and you will see a new window appear.

If you enable this policy setting, these signal rules will be evaluated to detect user absence and automatically lock the device. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users may continue to be blocked using existing blocking options.

it’s possible not configured Where Authorizedbut should not be set to Disabled.

Select the radio button to Authorizedput it on Signaling rules and click OK.

Exit Group Policy Editor and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Let us know if this helped you.

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