How to prevent Cortana accessing location on Windows 10

Cortana is a unique digital assistant, used to unearth anything that can be accessible on your Windows 10, for e.g. addressing location information, set reminders, etc. However, not everyone is happy with these features as they claim that she anonymously collects their details. Additionally, by default, this application is also able to read your location data in Windows 10 which is not the right choice for each individual one. Therefore, today, in this blog post, we will let you know an easy approach to prevent Cortana accessing location on Windows 10.

Typically, this application collects the location of regularly visiting places as your preferences. Further, this gathered information also becomes visible for other Microsoft services, like- Maps application. It collects your location regularly even if you’re not communicating with her.

Methods to prevent Cortana Accessing Location on Windows 10

Here, we depict steps to prevent Cortana so that it can’t access location on your Windows 10 device-

Step-1: At first, press Win+I hotkey together to invoke the Settings app.

Step-2: Here, scroll the cursor and click on the Cortana icon.

Step-3: On the left side, locate Permissions & History and jump to the right side of the screen.

Step-4: Under the Permissions section, click on the link- Manage the information Cortana can access from this device.

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Step-5: At last, on the following page, disable the Location option.

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On following the above steps, it will not collect and use your location data. Note that this will restrict it from allowing personalized suggestions related to locations you are visiting. You can erase the previously collected data, just sign out from this application, as described here-

  • First of all, visit the taskbar and click on the Cortana icon. You can also symbolize it as a search box.
  • Click on the Notebook icon.
  • Afterward, at the top corner of the Notebook, tap on your name.
  • On the subsequent page, click on your Microsoft account.
  • Ultimately, click on the Sign-out link.