How to Disable or Enable Improve Inking and Typing in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to turn On or Off Improve inking and typing in Windows 11.

Microsoft collects information about your Windows devices through a feature called Diagnostic data and feedback.

When you enable sending diagnostic data and feedback in Windows, Microsoft uses that diagnostic information to keep Windows secure and up to date, troubleshoot problems, and make product improvements.

There’s also a related feature called Improve inking & typing that lets Microsoft collect samples of the content you type or write to improve features such as handwriting recognition, autocompletion, next word prediction and spelling correction, and we use this data in the aggregate to improve the inking and typing feature for everyone who uses Windows.

When you set up your Windows device for the first time, you can choose to send optional diagnostic data to Microsoft.

During setup, you can also choose whether or not you’d like Tailored experiences set to On or Off. On newer versions of Windows, you can choose whether or not you’d like Improve inking & typing set to On or Off.

Below is how to disable or enable Improve inking & typing  in Windows 11.

How to turn Off or On improve inking & typing in Windows 11

As mentioned above, when you enable diagnostic data collection and Improve inking & typing in Windows, Microsoft collect samples of the content you type or write to improve features such as handwriting recognition, autocompletion, next word prediction and spelling correction, and we use this data in the aggregate to improve the inking and typing feature for everyone who uses Windows.

Below is how to enable or disable in Windows 11 if you don’t need to use it.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start menu settings updated

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Privacy & security, then select the Diagnostics & feedback tile on the right pane as highlighted in the image below.

windows 11 diagnostic and feedback tile

On the Privacy & security > Diagnostics & feedback settings pane, select the Improve inking and typing to expand.

Then toggle the On and Off switch to enable or disable Improve inking and typing in Windows 11.

windows 11 improve inking and typing

Alternatively, open Local Group Policy Editor by clicking on the Start Menu and searching for Edit group policy as highlighted below.

Under Best match, select Edit group policy to launch Local Group Policy Editor.

windows 11 edit group policy

In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, expand the tree: 

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Text Input

In the Text Input details pane on the right, locate and double-click the setting Improve inking and typing recognition.

windows 11 improve inking and typing gpo

In the Do no use diagnostic data for tailored experiences setting window, set the option to Enabled or Disabled.

windows 11 improve inking and typing enabled disabled

Select OK.

Close Local Group Policy Editor.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable Improve inking and typing with diagnostic data collection in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment form below.

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