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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Access and Manage Windows 10 App Permissions

Access App Permissions for an Installed App

To manage Windows 10 app permissions:

  1. 1. Open the Windows Start Menu and right-click an app. Then, select More > App settings.

    Path to an app's permissions settings
  2. 2. Adjust the toggle switches under App permissions to enable or disable individual permissions.

    App Permissions section show options with toggle switches

    Tip: You can also access app permissions by going to Settings > Apps & Features. Select the app, then select Advanced Options.

How to Manage Systemwide App Permissions

The Windows Settings provide a way to turn permissions on and off either on a global or per application basis:

Note: There are some applications that will always have access to a particular feature, regardless of your settings. The Calendar app, for example, will always have access to calendar-related resources.

  1. 1. Open the Start Menu and select the gear to launch Windows Settings.

    Tip: Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut Windown key + i to bring up Windows Settings.

    The Gear selected in the Start menu
  2. 2. Select Privacy.

    Windows Settings screen with Privacy highlighted
  3. 3. Select one of the options under App Permissions in the left pane. From here, you can enable/disable permissions for all apps or specific apps.

    Note: If you make changes to permissions while an app is already open, you may need to restart it for the settings to take effect.

    Privacy settings with App permissions section highlighted

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