How to Disable Ads in Settings in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the Settings app of Windows 10 shows tips and suggestions. It is able to promote certain features like linking your phone. Many users are not happy to see these ads in the Settings app. Here are two ways to get rid of them.


Windows 10 is known for showing ads here and there. In File Explorer, it promotes OneDrive. On the Lock Screen, it promotes Store apps. It shows app recommendations in the Start menu and even installs some Store apps automatically without the user's permission. See the following article:

How To Disable Ads in Windows 10 (All Of Them)

With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, version 1709, yet another type of ad has been added to the OS. Here is how it looks:Settings Ads In WIndows 10 Fall Creators Update

The new feature displays suggestions right in the Settings app. It is intended to help the user learn about new features within Settings. However, it can also make suggestions about new apps and various online resources. Today, we will see how to disable these suggestions. This can be done with either Settings or a Registry tweak.

To disable Ads in Settings in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Privacy -> General.
  3. On the right, disable the option Show me suggested content in the Settings app.Disable Settings Ads In WIndows 10

You are done. This will disable ads and suggested content in Settings.

Alternatively, you can disable ads using a simple Registry tweak.

Disable Ads in Settings in Windows 10 with a Registry tweak

Here is how it can be done.

  1. Download the following Registry files.
  2. Extract them to any location. You can place them right on the Desktop.
  3. Double-click the file Disable Suggested Content In Settings.reg and confirm the operation.

The next time you open the Settings app, it won't show ads any more.

The Registry tweak modifies the value named SubscribedContent-338393Enabled under the following Registry key:


Tip: See how to go to a Registry key with one click.

It is a 32-bit DWORD value which can be set to either 1 or 0.
1 - Suggestions are enabled. This is the default value.
0 - Suggestions are disabled.Disable Settings Ads In Windows 10 With Registry Tweak

Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.

Finally, you can use Winaero Tweaker to disable ads and unwanted apps quickly.

Winaero Tweaker 0.10 Disable Ads

Enable the option "Ads in Settings". You can download the app here: Download Winaero Tweaker.

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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