Windows has taken significant steps in keeping Privacy a major concern in Windows 10. With cyber crimes on the rise, companies around the world are allowing their products to be tweaked for more secure usage. Cortana can also invade your privacy in ways and here’s how to tweak Cortana privacy settings in Windows 10.

Step 1
Open 'Cortana Settings'

Click on the 'Start' menu and search for Cortana. Now click on ‘Cortana and Search Settings’.



Step 2
Switch Off Hey Cortana

Disable Hey Cortana to stop Cortana from continuously listening to you from your microphone. You can use this with alternate key combinations 'Win + C'.



Step 3
Disable 'Lock Screen Usage'

You can also stop Cortana from accessing your Calender, Email, Messages and other Phone data by just unchecking 'Lock Screen Settings'.



Step 4
Select Permissions and History

You can manage all the settings that Cortana covers here, click on ‘Manage the information Cortana can access from this device’.



Step 5
Manage Permissions

You can uncheck all the permissions to be on the safest side, you can still use Cortana as your personal assistant.



And that is how you can tweak Cortana privacy settings windows 10 with just a few clicks.