The feature is known as “pick up where you left off,” and in order to work properly, Windows 10 needs to track and collect your device activities in order to resume tasks on different devices. If you want to remove certain activities, or you don’t find this feature useful, you can quickly disable and clear your activity history on Windows 10 using the Settings app. Also, clearing activity history may help to fix problems when “pick up where you left off” isn’t working correctly. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to clear your activity history, which are often access from the Action Center, Cortana, and Timeline.

How to clean ‘activity history’ using Settings

In order to delete the activities that allows you to resume apps, docs, and websites on other devices, do the following: Once you’ve completed the steps, the activities that Windows 10 collects about you to resume tasks on other devices will be removed from your Microsoft account. If you’re simply clearing your data, remember to turn back on the sync option described on steps No. 4. Clear Timeline activity history settings If you no longer want the feature to connect these type of activities, leave the activity sync option disable and clear the Let Windows collect my activities from this PC option as well. It’s worth noting that this feature doesn’t clear the data Microsoft collects about you, “Activity history” only deletes “pick up where you left off” related items. These customisation options are part of the Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update), which means that if you don’t see the Activity history section in the Settings app, it’s likely because you’re not running version 1803. The April 2018 Update is expected to release 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.