Although you can always use the Privacy section in the Settings app to configure permissions, having to jump from page to page to turn on or off permissions for a particular app can be a tedious process. However, Windows 10, starting with the April 2018 Update, groups all the permissions an apps can use within the app settings, so you can quickly control which information it can access on your device. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to change the permissions an app that you downloaded from the Microsoft Store can be use on Windows 10 using the Settings app.

How to quickly manage app permissions on Settings

If you must change the information an app can access on your computer, use the following steps: Once you’ve completed the steps, the app will only be allowed to use the information you configured. Apps & features, app’s Advanced options Apps permissions Alternatively, using the Start menu, you can right-click the app, select More, and then click App settings to jump directly to the Advanced options page for that particular app. It’s worth noting that the available permissions will be different per application. For example, in the case of the Facebook app, you can control permissions for location, camera, microphone, and background apps. This option is available starting with Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update). If you don’t see it in your installation, then chances are that you’re not running this version of Windows 10, which is schedule to roll out on April 30, 2018. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.