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How to Disable Timeline in Windows 10 April 2021 Update

With Redstone build 4 Insider Build 17063 ( Windows 10 April 2021 Update ) Microsoft Introduced a Timeline feature that allows users to review their activity history and quickly return to their previous tasks. In a previous article, we discuss How to enable and Use Windows Timeline Feature on Windows 10 April 2021

Update And Redstone build 4. If you find no use for this feature, or you simply don’t want Windows 10 collecting your activities, it’s possible to disable the feature with just a few clicks using the Settings app. let’s see how to disable Timeline in Windows 10 April 2021 Update

Disable Timeline In Windows 10

To disable Timeline, there are two different methods that you can use, Using windows settings and tweaking the windows registry editor. Let’s see how to do

Disable Timeline From Settings

Press Windows + I to open windows settings then click on privacy. Then click on Activity history And uncheck the option “Let Windows collect my activities from this PC“. And uncheck “Let Windows sync my activities from this PC to the cloud” option.

Now Under “Show activities from accounts,” turn off the toggle switch for all your accounts. Jump to another settings page, and then come back to the Activity history page to refresh the page and make the option to delete your history available. Also Under “Clear activity history,” click the Clear button.

Disable Timeline in Windows 10

Once you’ve completed the steps, Windows 10 will no longer be able to collect activities on your device nor you’ll be able to resume tasks on other devices using Timeline.
 Registry Tweak to Disable Timeline

Also, you can tweak the Windows registry tweak to control over the ( Enable /Disable )windows timeline feature. Let’s see how to do:

Press Windows + R, type Regedit and click ok to open the windows registry editor. Frist backup registry database and navigate to the following path.


Here right click on System -> New – > DWORD (32bit) Value and name it EnableActivityFeed.  Double-click on the newly created key and set its value 0.

Create two more DWORD (32 ) Value and name them PublishUserActivities and UploadUserActivities And set the value 0

create a new DWORD value

That’s all close registry editor and Restart windows.

Now Timeline should no longer be available in the Task view section in the taskbar. If you want to re-enable Timeline at a later time, it’s enough to simply change the value of the registry key mentioned above to 1 or just delete it completely. Or Go to settings -> Privacy – Activity history and check mark on Let Windows collect my activities from this PC and Let Windows sync my activities from this PC to the cloud option. Also, Read Enable Ultimate Performance mode in Windows 10 ( Home ) V180

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