In Windows 10, your Start menu is full of all kinds of apps that you may never use. Some of these apps run in the background by default. Information can then be collected continuously. In this article you can read how to disable the background apps. We will also discuss how to completely remove the default Windows 10 apps from your system.
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Step 1: Apps
In some cases, it makes sense that an app is allowed to run in the background. For example, if you use the Alarm&Clock app as an alarm clock, this app must be active in order to alert you. The automatic forwarding of information is also sometimes easily explained. An app like Weather needs to know your location in order to give you up-to-date weather information. It's easy to check which apps are allowed to run in the background. click on Home / Settings / Privacy and go to Background-apps. Chances are, all apps have permission to run in the background. Apart from privacy issues, this costs unnecessary extra energy and that is especially annoying for laptop users. So turn off any apps you don't use by clicking the switch.
Step 2: Remove
If you have been annoyed by the presence of certain apps in Windows 10 for a while, there are several ways to remove them. Most people already have CCleaner installed on their system, so let's take this program as an example. Open CCleaner and go to Uninstall Tools / Programs. You get an overview of all programs and apps. Click on the Author column to neatly organize all software. Look at Microsoft and remove the apps you no longer want on your system using the button Uninstall.
Step 3: Delete everything
We have discussed 10AppsManager before to uninstall Windows 10 apps. The advantage of 10AppsManager is that you only see the Windows 10 apps. 10AppsManager also has two handy buttons. Of Remove all all default apps will be removed at once. Only use this option if you are sure you are not using any of these apps. The button Reinstall reinstalls the apps. The latter can also be done via PowerShell in Windows 10, but that is only for experts.