How To Manage Cortana Permission Settings In Windows 10

Cortana is the personal productivity assistant found in Windows 10 that enhances the way you use your computer. It can actually improve your productivity once you learn to use it as it can help manage your tasks, set reminders, and do searches. To get a more personalized experience this feature will use some of your personal data. Here’s what you can do to manage Cortana permission settings in Windows 10.

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Managing Cortana permission settinga in your Windows 10 computer

The best way to use Cortana is when you sign in and allow your data to be used to get a more personalized experience. If you choose not to sign in then you can still use this feature however your experience with it will be limited. You can manage the permissions for Cortana in Windows 10 by following the steps listed below.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Cortana permission settings

  1. Click the Start button.

    This is located on the lower left side of the screen.Manage Cortana Permission Settings In Windows 10

  2. Click Settings.

    Settings. This will open the Settings window.Managing Cortana permissions in your computer

  3. Click Cortana.

    This will open the settings for Cortana.click Cortana

  4. Click Permissions.

    This can be found on the left pane.click Cortana permissions

  5. Click “Change what Cortana knows about me in the cloud”.

    This can be found in the right pane.Change what Cortana knows about me in the cloud

  6. Click Get my info.

    You will receive an email within 24 hours containing the information Cortana has gathered about you.get my info

  7. Click Clear.

    This will delete the information Cortana knows about you.clear cortana info

  8. Click “Manage the information Cortana can access from this device”.

    This can be found on the right pane.Manage the information Cortana can access from this device

  9. Turn on or off the switches.

    You can either turn on or off the switches for Location, browsing history, as well as Contacts, email, calendar & communication history.cortana switches

  10. Click “Manage the information Cortana can access from other services”.

    This can be found on the left pane.Manage Cortana Permission Settings In Windows 10

  11. You can link or unlink a service from here.

    This allows Cortana access to other services.Manage Cortana Permission Settings In Windows 10

After performing the steps listed above you will successfully manage Cortana permission settings in Windows 10.

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