Windows 8.1 - Prevent apps from accessing your personal information


To prevent apps from accessing and using your name, picture or other information related to your account, follow the below procedure:

  • Open the Charms Bar.
  • Click on Settings.

  • Click on "Change PC settings".
  • Go to the "Privacy" section.
  • Under "Let apps use my name and account picture", select "Off".

The procedure is almost the same:

  • Open the Charms Bar (Windows key + C).
  • Go to Settings > Change PC settings > Privacy

  • Go to the General section and turn off "Let apps access my name, picture, and other account info".

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