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Change settings of speech, inking, typing, account info, and contacts in Windows10 PC

After updating to Windows 10 Anniversary Update, there have been many changes in settings of windows PC. In this post, you will learn how to make changes to Speech, Inking, Typing, Account Info, and Contacts settings.

To go to these settings follow further steps. Go to Start menu, click on Settings, and then click on Privacy (Location, camera).

Settings

In privacy settings comes Camera, Microphone, Notifications, Speech, Inking, typing, Account info, Contacts, Calendar, Call History, Email, Messaging, Radios, Other devices, Feedback & diagnostics, and Background apps.

Click on Speech, Inking, Typing settings.

Speech, Inking, and Typing

Speech, Inking, and Typing

Getting to know you

Windows and Cortana can get to know your voice and writing to make better suggestions for you. Windows will collect info like speech and handwriting pattern, and typing history.

Turning this feature off also turns off dictation and clears what this device knows about you.

You can click on “Stop getting to know me” to stop windows from taking inputs from your device.

Below this, you can manage cloud info.

Account info

Account info

From here, you can turn ON/OFF windows access to your name, picture, and other account info from your PC.

You can check “Privacy Statement” below it.

Further, you can give and take access to apps that can access your account info.

Some apps need to access your account info to work as intended. Turning off an app here might limit what it can do.

Apps that need your permission to access your account info will appear below. If you cannot see any app listed then, you need to get some apps from store related to that.

Contacts

Contacts

Here also, you can turn ON/OFF access to apps which can access your contacts. You can go throw “Privacy Statement” below it.

Further, you can give and take access to apps that can access your account info.

Some apps need to access your account info to work as intended. Turning off an app here might limit what it can do.

Some of the following built-in apps always have access to your contacts like Mail, Calendar, People, and Phone.

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