How to Disable Application Telemetry on Windows 11 or 10?

The Internet has grown so much these days, and it is involved in your lives more than you know. Every application with your Windows system or you download from the Microsoft Store collects data anonymously from your computer. However, if you want to stop, you can use the telemetry function you have in your system. This risewindows article will help you with the steps; keep reading.

What is Microsoft Application Telemetry?

Generally, when you download an application on your computer, it automatically starts compiling data like how long you use it, what error you get, how you use the app, etc. And it collects it anonymously. The reason given for this by the developers is that they can improve the performance of the app by getting this information.

There is no harm in doing so unless you store sensitive data on your computer. If you do, you might want to turn off Application Telemetry in Windows 11 or 10, so you can be on the safer side. According to Microsoft, Application Telemetry is a mechanism that tracks applications’ anonymous usage of specific Windows system components.

How to Turn Off Application Telemetry on Windows 11 or 10 using Registry Editor?

Follow through these steps to disable the Application Telemetry on Windows 11 or 10 using Registry Editor:-

Step 1: First, go to the Registry Editor on your computer.

Step 2: Next, browse through the following in the Registry Editor:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Step 3: Find the Windows key in the left sidebar. Right-click on it and go to New > Key.

Step 4: Name the newly created key as AppCompat.

Step 5: Right-click on the AppCompat key and go to New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 6: Name the newly created REG_DWORD as AITEnable.

Application Telemetry will be disabled once you complete all the above steps. It means you do not have to worry about your data being collected from your system.

In case you want to revert to the previous settings, go to the Registry Editor and browse the following:-

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AppCompat

Find the AITEnable REG_DWORD on the opposite side of the “AppCompat” folder. If a prompt window shows, click on Yes.

How to Disable Application Telemetry in Windows 11 or 10 through Local Group Policy Editor?

To turn off Application Telemetry in Windows 11 or 10 through Local Group Policy Editor, use these steps:-

Step 1: First, go to the Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: In the left sidebar of the Local Group Policy Editor window, type and browse the following:-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Application Compatibility

Step 3: Find the policy name Turn off Application Telemetry. Double-click on it.

Step 4: Click on Enabled.

Step 5: Click on Apply.

Step 6: Click on OK.

It will turn off Application Telemetry on your Windows 11 or 10 after you’re completing with the above steps:-

In case you want to revert to the previous settings, repeat the above steps, and in step 4 above, choose the Not Configured or Disabled option.

That is it.

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