If you’re concerned about apps getting access to your account information on Windows 10, you can change your privacy settings to limit what information is shared. To do this, go to the Start menu and select “Settings.” Then, click “Privacy” and select the “General” tab. From here, you can scroll down to the “Account information” section and select how much information you want to share with apps. Choose “None” to prevent apps from getting any account information, or select “Limited” to only allow apps to access basic information.
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How to Prevent Apps from Getting Account Information on Windows 10?
How to prevent apps from accessing your account information
When you download and install apps onto your Windows 10 computer, those apps can request access to certain types of your personal information. This includes your name, email address, and even your financial information.
While some apps request access to this information in order to provide you with a better user experience, others may do so for more nefarious reasons. To protect your personal information, you can prevent apps from accessing your account information on Windows 10.
To do this, open the Settings app and navigate to the Privacy section. In the left-hand sidebar, click on the Accounts tab.
On the Accounts screen, you will see a list of all the apps that have requested access to your account information. To prevent an app from accessing your account information, simply toggle the switch next to that app to the Off position.
You can also click on the app to see more information about why it is requesting access to your account information. If you do not want to give an app access to your account information, but you also do not want to uninstall it, you can click on the Block button. This will prevent the app from accessing your account information, but it will still be installed on your computer.
How to manage your app permissions
When you first set up Windows 10, you’re asked to sign in with a Microsoft account. This account gives you access to the Microsoft Store, where you can download apps.
When you download an app from the Microsoft Store, it comes with a set of permissions. These permissions tell the app what it can and can’t do on your PC. For example, an app might need permission to access your photos, or to know your location.
You can manage your app permissions in the Settings app. To get there, go to Start > Settings > Apps > App permissions.
On the App permissions page, you’ll see a list of all the different types of permissions. To see which apps have access to a particular permission, click on the category. For example, to see which apps have access to your photos, click on the “Photos” category.
If you see an app that you don’t recognize, or that you want to limit its permissions, you can click on it and then click the “Limit” button. This will restrict the app’s permissions and prevent it from accessing sensitive information on your PC.
How to delete apps that have accessed your account information
Windows 10 gives you the ability to see which apps have accessed your account information, as well as the option to delete them if you no longer want them to have access. Here’s how:
1. Go to Settings > Privacy.
2. Under the “App permissions” section, click on the “Account info” tab.
3. Here, you’ll see a list of apps that have accessed your account information. To delete an app from this list, click on the “Remove” button next to it.
How to troubleshoot app permissions issues in Windows 10
If you’re experiencing issues with apps accessing your account information in Windows 10, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue.
First, make sure that the app in question has the necessary permissions to access your account information. To do this, open the Settings app and go to the Privacy section. From here, select the app in question and make sure that the “Accounts” permission is enabled.
If the app still isn’t able to access your account information, try restarting your device. Sometimes, apps can get stuck in a permissions loop and restarting your device can fix the issue.
If you’re still having trouble, you can try resetting the app. To do this, go to the Settings app and select “Apps”. From here, find the app in question and select “Reset”. This will reset the app’s permissions and hopefully fix the issue.
If you’re still having trouble after taking all of these steps, you can contact the app’s developer for help. They may be able to provide further troubleshooting steps or help you file a bug report.