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Set Windows/app permissions in Windows 11

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Set Windows/app permissions in Windows 11

Hello everyone, in this article we will show you how Set Windows/Application Permissions in Windows 11. Windows 11 has no control over traditional Windows desktop applications. This means they have access to everything on your computer. Windows has no way to control it. On the other hand, if you have downloaded and installed modern apps from the Microsoft Store [these apps are also known as Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps], Windows 11/10 has full control over them. Windows OS gives you full control over UWP apps. You can control permissions just like you do with modern apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can control access to resources such as your location, camera, microphone and photos.

The revelation that companies like Facebook, Google, etc. are using user data for advertising and other purposes has led to widespread public outcry, and companies have started justifying the practice and promising users better privacy protection in the future. However, since most users were unaware of this fact, the message prompted them to check their Google, Facebook and Microsoft archives. When we checked the data stored by Google, we were shocked to find that they knew everything from where we were and when to my call history. In this article, we will talk about setting Windows/application permissions in Windows 11.

How to manage app permissions in Windows 11

The disclosure that companies like Facebook, Google, etc. were using user data for advertising and other purposes caused widespread public outcry and the companies started apologizing and promising users better data protection in the future. However, since most users were unaware of this fact, the message urged them to check their Google, Facebook and Microsoft files. Windows 11 has no control over traditional Windows desktop applications. This means they have access to everything on your computer.

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Windows has no way to control it. However, if you’ve downloaded and installed modern apps from the Microsoft Store, Windows 11/10 has full control over them. Windows OS gives you full control over UWP apps. You can control permissions just like you do with modern apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can control access to resources such as your location, camera, microphone and photos.

How to manage app permissions in Windows 11

Enable Disable permission from settings

  • Open the Start menu and click All apps at the top to display a list of installed apps.
  • Scroll down and find the app you want to set permissions for. Right-click on it, select More, and select Application Settings.
  • In the next window, use the buttons in the App Permissions section to enable or disable certain permissions as you see fit.
  • You can also enable or disable the app from running in the background.
  • Enable or disable permissions for a single app in Settings

  • Right-click the Start menu and select Settings from the resulting menu.
  • Go to the Apps tab on the left and tap on Installed apps.
  • Use the search box to find the app you want to edit permissions for.
  • Click the menu icon with three dots next to the app and select Advanced.
  • Use the buttons in the App Permissions section to manage the permissions for this app.
  • How to manage app permissions for multiple apps at once

  • Open the Start menu and click the gear icon to launch the Settings app.
  • In the left column, go to the Privacy & Security tab.
  • Scroll down to App Permissions to see a list of all app permissions.
  • Click the permission to set it. For illustrative purposes, we will modify the camera permissions for apps.
  • If you want to disable camera permissions for all apps on your computer, you can turn off the switch next to Allow apps to access the camera.
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    Alternatively, if you want to set camera permissions for individual apps, tap the down arrow next to Allow apps to access the camera.

  • Then use the toggles next to the apps to quickly manage each app’s camera permissions.
  • Similarly, you can repeat the steps above to manage location, microphone, and other app permissions for multiple apps simultaneously. It’s important to know that while you can manage app permissions separately for each app from the Microsoft Store, you can’t do the same for desktop apps.
  • Final words

    We hope you enjoy our article on setting Windows/app permissions in Windows 11. Windows 11 has a lot of features and settings, and some of them may be found intrusive by people who are concerned about their privacy. The good news is that Windows 11 also provides us with many switches and settings that allow us to control which hardware devices and features Windows 11 can access.

    Originally posted 2022-08-31 09:13:12.