Tag Archives: Windows 10 Privacy

Disable Tailored Experiences in Windows 10

Disable Tailored Experiences in Windows 10

The Tailored experiences privacy setting is available in Windows 10 starting in build 15019. It is enabled by default. When it is enabled, Microsoft will use diagnostic data to provide personalized recommendations, tips and offers to tailor Windows for the user's needs, and make it work better for them. If you are not happy with the default settings, you can disable it, as explained below.

Block or Unblock Automatic File Downloads for Apps in Windows 10

Block or Unblock Automatic File Downloads for Apps in Windows 10

When you use an online storage provider such as OneDrive to store online-only files, some Windows apps might download these files automatically. For example, a music player app such as Windows Media Player might download your online-only music files to play them. You can block certain apps from downloading your online files automatically.

Disable Advertising ID for Relevant Ads in Windows 10

Disable Advertising ID for Relevant Ads in Windows 10

Windows 10 is able to show ads in certain Store apps. The ads platform is tightly integrated with the OS. For every user,  Microsoft assigns a unique identificator to track your activity in the Microsoft Store and on UWP apps to target you with relevant ads.

Disable Keylogger in Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Disable Keylogger in Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

It's no secret to anyone who uses Windows 10 that this operating system collects a lot of private information and sends it back to Microsoft so they get more telemetry data about your usage habits which they use to target you with ads and take software design decisions. Along with other data, the OS also collects bits of information to improve the keyboard prediction feature and ink recognition. When this feature is enabled, it might send data that you type. A lot of users are not happy with this behavior.

Disable App Access To Messaging In Windows 10

Disable App Access To Messaging In Windows 10

Messaging privacy settings is part of the Settings application which allows you to customize your SMS and MMS access permissions for apps and users. Recent Windows 10 builds can be configured to allow or deny access to your messaging data for installed apps and the operating system itself. Only if allowed, the OS and installed apps will be able to read it.

Disable App Access To Email In Windows 10

Disable App Access To Email In Windows 10

Email privacy settings is part of the Settings application which allows you to customize your email conversation access permissions for apps and users. Recent Windows 10 builds can be configured to allow or deny access to your email data for installed apps and the operating system itself. Only if allowed, the OS and installed apps will be able to read it.

Disable App Access To Call History In Windows 10

Disable App Access To Call History In Windows 10

Call History privacy settings is part of the Settings application which allows you to customize your call history access permissions for apps and users. Recent Windows 10 builds can be configured to allow or deny access to the call history details for your installed apps and the operating system itself. Only if allowed, the OS and installed apps will be able to read it.

Disable App Access To Contacts In Windows 10

Disable App Access To Contacts In Windows 10

Contacts privacy settings is part of the Settings application which allows you to customize your contacts access permissions for apps and users. Recent Windows 10 builds can be configured to allow or deny access to the contact details for your installed apps and the operating system itself. Only if allowed, the OS and installed apps will be able to use your contacts and their data.