How to Enable or Disable Sending Activity history to Microsoft in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to turn On or Off sending activity history to Microsoft in Windows 11.

Activity history helps keep track of the things you do on your device, such as the apps and services you use, the files you open, and the websites you browse.

Microsoft uses the activity history data to provide you with personalized experiences, and relevant suggestions (such as anticipating what your needs might be based on your activity history).

You can choose to store or not store your activity history on your local device if you are not signed into Windows with your Microsoft account.

When you sign into Windows with your Microsoft account, Windows sends your activity history to Microsoft with your permission.

Below is how to turn off on on sending your activity history to Microsoft in Windows 11.

How to turn On or Off sending activity history to Microsoft in Windows 11

As mentioned above, when you sign into Windows with your Microsoft account, Windows sends your activity history to Microsoft with your permission.

Below is how to turn On or Off sending your activity history to Microsoft in Windows 11.

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 Activity history tile on the right pane as highlighted in the image below.

windows 11 privacy and security activity history

On the Privacy & security > Activity history settings pane, Activity History, select the Send my activity history to Microsoft tile and toggle the switch to the On or Off position to enable or disable sending your activity history to Microsoft.

windows 11 disable sending activity history to microsoft

That should do it!

Conclusion:

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