How to Block Windows 10 Apps from Accessing User Information

Privacy is a big thing in Windows 10, and Microsoft itself has tried to improve user controls in the operating system, while also offering more transparency to those who install it.

The latest Windows 10 feature updates have thus brought major changes in this regard, so at this point, all users are allowed to control how apps installed on their devices access their information and to see what details are collected by the operating system.

When it comes to apps themselves, users can configure everything from background apps, access to email, messaging, call history, notifications, microphone, and more.

And right now, there are basically two ways to block apps from doing this. You can use either the Settings app in Windows 10, which comes in handy mostly to home users who are trying to configure the PC for their account, and using the Group Policy Editor, in this case, recommended for IT pros.

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.