The only caveat is that in order to resume tasks across devices, Windows 10 has to track your PC activities, which for many users isn’t a big deal, but for others it can be a privacy or security concern. If Timeline isn’t for you, or you simply don’t want Windows 10 collecting your activities, it’s possible to disable the feature with just a few clicks using the Settings app. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to disable activity history which also disables Timeline on Windows 10.

How to disable Windows 10’s Timeline using Settings How to disable Windows 10’s Timeline using Group Policy How to disable Windows 10’s Timeline using Registry

How to disable Windows 10’s Timeline using Settings

Use these steps to turn off activity history on Windows 10: Once you complete the steps, Windows 10 will no longer be able to collect activities on your device nor you’ll be able to resume tasks on other devices using Timeline. Activity history settings to disable TImeline on Windows 10 It’s worth noting that this feature doesn’t clear of the data Microsoft collects about you, “Activity history” only deletes “pick up where you left off” related items.

How to disable Windows 10’s Timeline using Group Policy 

Use these steps to disable Timeline using Group Policy on Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education: After you complete the steps, Timeline will no longer work on your device running Windows 10. Group Policy OS Policies Enables Activity Feed policy Allow publishing of User Activities policy Allow upload of User Activities policy

How to disable Windows 10’s Timeline using Registry

Alternatively, you can permanently disable Timeline on Windows 10 modifying the Registry with these steps: After you complete the steps, restart your computer, and Timeline should now be disabled. Disable Timeline using Registry At any time, you can enable Timeline again by using the same steps mentioned above, but on step No. 4, make sure to right-select Delete for the EnableActivityFeed, PublishUserActivities, and UploadUserActivities keys, and then reboot your device. Watch the video on how to turn off Timeline on Windows 10:

Timeline is a feature expected to arrive on Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update) on April 30, 2018. If you don’t see the “Activity history” settings, it’s because you’re not running the latest version of Windows 10. These settings are available starting Windows 10 build 17040 and later. Update July 23, 2019: This guide was originally published in December 2017, and it’s been updated to reflect the changes on Windows 10. 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.