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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

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.

Disable App Access To Location In Windows 10

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

Disable App Access To File System In Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 17093, you can prevent apps from accessing the file system on your computer. This feature can be enabled or disabled individually for your installed apps and the operating system. Only if allowed, the OS and installed apps will be able to access your files, including your documents, images, videos, and OneDrive files stored locally.

Disable App Access To Calendar In Windows 10

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

Disable App Access To Microphone In Windows 10

Microphone privacy settings is part of the Settings application which allows you to customize the privacy of your microphone. Recent Windows 10 builds can be configured to allow or deny access to Microphone for various apps installed on your computer and the operating system itself. Only if allowed, the OS and installed apps will be able to use your device's microphone.

Manage App Access To Documents, Pictures, and Videos In Windows 10

The folders included in your Libraries store your personal data on your computer. Recent Windows 10 builds can be configured to allow or deny access to Documents, Pictures, and Videos for various apps installed on your computer and the operating system itself. Only if allowed, the OS and installed apps will be able to read and modify your data inside these personal folders.

New Privacy Options in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

During the ongoing development of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft introduced new privacy options in the OS. The company has tried to make the privacy policy more transparent for the end user and explicitly show which data is being collected.

Regardless of your privacy settings, Windows 10 Creators Update phones home

Another research done by an independent IT security analyst shows a number of privacy issues in Windows 10. Even after you have properly configured Windows 10 Creators Update using Group Policy in the Enterprise edition, the operating system may disregard these settings and continue to utilize your bandwidth and "phone home" to send data.

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