Microsoft in its thrust to collect as much data as possible with an intention towards the betterment of services in future might have inadvertently gone overboard with its feedback feature in latest Windows 10 OS. Time to time feedback windows pops-up asking about your take on Microsoft service specially your user experience with the new Windows 10. Feedback may not necessarily be a bad thing in itself; you can tell the company about any issue or glitch in Windows 10 copy or express general views about service improvement in certain respects but there is no guarantee that the company will act upon them, and also it does get somewhat annoying to be asked to provide feedback when you are maybe in the middle of some work related stuff.
Feedback notifications that appear regularly can be tamed with the option from Settings menu with Windows 10. There are some third-party applications on the market that also protect your privacy by making data on PCs secure against malicious attacks, we will be reviewing some of the best third-party data protection apps for Windows 10 in coming days for you guys, so keep visiting this space.
Feedback application comes pre-installed with Windows 10 and is enabled on the onset to collect user experience data for Microsoft. Frequency with which you are asked about feedback could vary between rare to frequent levels. But in Windows 10 you can manage feedback notification easily by jumping into the Settings Window, here’s how:
How to disable or control Windows 10 feedback notifications:
1 – First of all open Settings. You can do so by either going to Start > Settings or simply hitting Windows + i keys together.
2 – Click Privacy option on Settings main Window.
3 – Now select Feedback & diagnostic option right at the bottom of left pane on Privacy window.
4 – On the right pane of the window there is Feedback Frequency option with a drop-down button underneath it. Click on it to open a drop-down list of options related to feedback. You see five option in the list; ‘Automatically’, ‘Always’, ‘once a day’, ‘once a week’ and ‘never’. Select the option to your liking.
This control Windows 10 feedback settings.
5 – Just below Feedback Frequency there is Diagnostic and Usage data option that sends Microsoft your device ‘Full’, ‘Basic’ or ‘Enhanced’ level data depending on the option you select from menu. Microsoft hasn’t provided users the control to completely disable this option. If you are cautious about privacy, we suggest you keep data sharing to the basic level.
6 – That’s all. This is how you can manage feedback settings on Windows 10.
If you still want to provide feedback to Microsoft, there is an easy way of doing it as well. Just go to Start > All Apps and scroll down to select Windows Feedback option from the list of app & programs, log in with your windows account to express your views.
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