How to Disable or Enable Tailored Experiences in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to turn On or Off tailored experiences 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 Tailored experiences that lets use your Windows diagnostic data to offer you personalized tips, ads, and recommendations to enhance Microsoft experiences.

In diagnostic data collection settings, if Required is chosen, then personalization is based on information about your device, its settings and capabilities, and whether it is performing properly. 

Optional diagnostic data collection will be based on information about how you use apps and features, plus additional information about the health of your device.

Below is how to disable or enable Tailored experiences in Windows 11.

How to turn Off or On tailored experiences in Windows 11

As mentioned above, when you enable diagnostic data collection and tailored experiences in Windows, Microsoft uses your device’s diagnostic data to offer you personalized tips, ads, and recommendations to enhance Microsoft experiences.

Below is how to enable or disable 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 Tailored experiences to expand.

Then toggle the On and Off switch to enable or disable Tailored experiences in Windows 11.

windows 11 disable enable tailored

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: 

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content

In the Cloud Content details pane on the right, locate and double-click the setting Do not use diagnostic data for tailored experiences.

windows 11 turn off tailored

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

windows 11 group policy tailored

Select OK.

Close Local Group Policy Editor.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable tailored experiences 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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