Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

my question is regarding Hololens

  1. Is there any tracing mechanism involved with Hololens? For instance, if my hololens is stolen, how can I get it back? How can I track it? (Thanks to GPS in mobile, we can trace it)
  2. How can a end user (I mean, not a developer) load/download save data to it? For instance, movies, songs, games, etc., of user's choice? Will these entertainment features also be as holograms?

Best Answers


  • Does a hololens device carry any unique ID with it? So that, with the unique ID one can remotely access it.
    I am just curious to know how the following situation can be handled(...I request you to help me with that)
    If there are x number of hololens devices operated/used within a certain range of WiFi area, and if a unit is seen missing from the WiFi area, is there any option to disable the unit remotely...so that it should go dead. Or any password protected mechanism be enabled?

    Can you also clarify on how a end user starts using the device when it is used for the first time? a new account need to be created every time it is started? Does the data get erased once it is turned off?

  • You can Pin Protect the HoloLens so that it requires a pin to log into it on startup. This would essentially disable it for unauthorized users the first time it shuts down

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