- Microsoft tracks and registers your typing information through its built-in keylogger on Windows 11.
- If you want to protect your digital privacy, you can manually disable the keylogger.
- Reading this article will show you how to do it using two different methods.
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Windows 11 has a built-in keylogger feature that tracks your keystrokes in order to predict your text or spell-check it. It has been implemented on Windows OSs since the April update for Windows 10.
Your typing information is collected and transmitted to Microsoft in order to improve its services and provide a better user experience.
Although text prediction can come in handy in many cases, some users feel the need for more privacy when it comes to their data.
Can you stop a keylogger?
Fortunately, keyloggers can be stopped on your device. You can opt out of having your data collected by manually disabling the keylogger in Windows 11 through your PC’s settings.
We will present to you in this guide two solutions to easily disable the keylogger, so that you may use your PC in privacy.
How can I disable the keylogger on Windows 11?
1. Turn off inking and typing personalization
- Press the Windows key to open the Start Menu.
- Type privacy in the search bar. Click on the result for Privacy Settings.
- Select Inking & typing personalization from the list of options.
- Toggle the Getting to know you setting off. This will clear all the collected data on your device and reset the local user dictionary.
You can easily turn off the speech and typing data collection option via Privacy Settings on your PC. The keylogger will be disabled and your data will be protected.
The typing suggestions will still be enabled, but will only use the standard default dictionary and won’t be based on your data.
2. Select how much data is collected
- Open the Start Menu by pressing the Windows key.
- In the search box, type privacy</…….