How to Change App Permissions on Windows 10

Windows 10 is a series of personal computer operating systems launched by Microsoft as a part of its Windows NT family of operating system. Windows 10 updates are available to the users for no additional costs. One of the best features of Windows 10 is its compatibility with universal apps.

Windows 10’s Settings now allow you to control permissions within app’s settings page. On Windows 10 apps that you acquire from Microsoft Store require specific permissions to access your information. For instance, permission to access your location, microphone, your camera, the ability to run in the background.

Although the option to use Privacy section in Settings app is always recommendable. Jumping from one page to another page for a specific app can be a tedious process. Starting with an update of April 2018, Windows 10 groups all the permissions an app can use within the app settings. You can quickly control which information can be accessed on your device.

How to quickly manage app permissions on Settings?

  1. Simply Open Settings.
  2. Now Tap on Apps.
  3. Hit on Apps and features.
  4. Choose the App you want.
  5. Click on the link of Advanced options.
  6. Below the “App permissions,” turn on/off the toggle switches and decide which information can be accessed by the App.

Once you are done with these steps, the app will be allowed for using the information you have configured. Alternatively, you can also right click with the help of start menu. Select More and click App settings to directly jump to the Advanced options page for the particular app.

Its worth noticing that the available permissions will be different per application. For instance, In the case of Facebook app, what you can control is camera, location, microphone and background apps. The option is available itself with Windows 10 version 1803.

John Morrison is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, John has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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