As you know, that Windows 8 comes up with the privacy settings, which was a kind of interesting feature. But this time, the Windows 10 is equipped with many more features as compared to the previous versions of the Windows.
By using these settings, you can easily control the access of Windows to your devices and the data. Just go through this article to find out how to configure privacy settings in Windows 10, by implementing the steps as explained below.
Steps to Configure Privacy Settings in Windows 10
Step 1: Go to the start menu and click on “Settings”.
Step 2: You’ll see the “Settings” window pops open, under that, click on “Privacy”.
Step 3: Inside the “Privacy ” you’ll see lots of options. The first one is the “General Settings”, this section is pretty same as Windows 8, but the only difference is that, the option“let apps access your name, pictures, and account information” has been relocated to its own “Account Info” section.
Step 4: In this section, the windows request you to access your device location and the location history.
Also, you can change the location of the device, as per your choice.
Step 5: If you have a webcam, then Windows might ask for your permission to access it, obviously for the apps. You can also choose, that which particular app can access your “Camera”.
Step 6: If you use your “Microphone”, let’s say for a video chat like Skype, then you must switch on this feature.
Step 7: Here you can enable or disable the “Account info” according to your wish. You can also choose a particular app which has the permission to access your account info.
Step 8: Some of the apps might need to access your “Contacts”, such as Facebook and Whats app, so, you can allow these to access your contact details, according to your wish.
Step 9: Windows 10 equips with “Calendar” feature, which can be used by the apps. Also, you can enable or disable it, according to your need.
Step 10: Sometimes some apps might use your “Radios” like Bluetooth to transfer and receive the data. So, you can turn this on and off according to your need.
Step 11: In this section, the apps want to get an access for reading and sending the messages, so, you can turn it on or off according to your wish.
Step 12: If you want your apps to get synchronized with your laptop, PC, tablet or your phone then, you can switch on or off this feature
Step 13: In this section, you can configure “Feedback and Diagnostics”. Sometimes windows ask for the user feedback, so that they can improve their products and its quality. While in the case of Diagnostics, the Windows will send your device data to the Microsoft, which helps them to repair or improve the Microsoft products and the services.
Step 14: In this section, You can choose the apps, which you want to run in the background. Always keep in mind that, by turning off the background apps, you can actually save the power.
That’s all, guys. Keep reading!!!