How to Disable App Access to Contacts in Windows 10

Contacts privacy settings is part of the Settings application which allows you to customize access to contacts for apps and users. Recent Windows 10 builds can be configured to allow or deny access to the contact details for your installed apps and the operating system itself. Only if allowed, the OS and installed apps will be able to use your contacts and their data.

When you disable contacts access for the entire operating system, it will be automatically disabled for all apps as well. If enabled, it will allow users to disable contacts access permissions for individual apps. Here is how to disable app access to contacts.

Here is How to Disable App Access to Contacts in Windows 10:

  • STEP 1: At first, open the Settings app.
  • STEP 2: Then go to Privacy – Contacts.
  • STEP 3: After that, disable the toggle switch Let apps access my contacts. When access is allowed for the operating system as described above, all apps get access permissions by default.
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  • STEP 4: Finally, you may switch on or off access for certain apps individually. Every listed app has its own toggle option which you can enable or disable.
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