How to enable / disable the option that allows apps to communicate with unpaired devices in Windows 10

How to enable / disable the option that allows apps to communicate with unpaired devices in Windows 10

In Windows 10, apps can automatically share and synchronize info with wireless devices that have not clearly paired with your PC, tablet, or phone. This communication with unpaired devices allows apps on the device to share information with things like store tracking beacons, which will send you ads as you walk nearby.

This guide will show you how to enable or disable communication with unpaired devices in Windows 10.

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How to enable / disable the option that allows apps to communicate with unpaired devices in Windows 10 in Settings

1. Open Settings and click on the Privacy icon .

2. Do step 3 (to turn off) or step 4 (to turn on) below, depending on what you want to do.

3. To turn off the option to allow apps to communicate with unpaired devices , click Other devices on the left side, turn off the Communicate with unpaired devices option on the right side, and go to step 5 below.

4. To enable the option to allow apps to communicate with unpaired devices:

This is the default setting.

A) Click Other devices on the left side and enable the Communicate with unpaired devices option on the right side.

Turn on the Communicate with unpaired devices option on the right side

B) Click the Choose apps that can communicate with unpaired devices link on the right side.

C) Turn on or off the application (if available) to choose which applications can communicate with wireless devices that are not clearly paired with a PC, tablet or phone.

D) When done, go to step 5 below.

Choose an application that can communicate with the device that is not paired yet

5. Now, you can close Settings if you want.

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