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".

Published by jak58. Latest update on December 8, 2014 at 09:47 AM by jak58.
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