Microsoft keeps track of all of its conversation with Cortana on Windows 10. The data is private and, according to the company, used only to improve the user's experience with the virtual assistant. However, this can bother the more conservative and those who value privacy. If this is your case, know that it is possible to delete the searches and deactivate the history, preventing new records from being saved.
Check out, in the following tutorial, how to access the audio recordings in your Microsoft account and how to delete this information. Also, learn how to prevent the company from keeping new records of your voice with Cortana.
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Step 1. Go to account.microsoft and log in to your Microsoft account. Then select "Privacy";
Access the Microsoft account privacy settings Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 2. Now, access the "Activity history" tab;
Open the activity history Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 3. Right below, under "Filter by data type", select "Voice". In the right column, all voice commands performed with Cortana will be displayed;
Viewing voice data Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 4. You can hear the audio using the left play button. Select "Delete", just below the search, to remove the record. If you want to delete everything, check "Clear activity" in the upper right corner;
Deleting a record or all activity Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 5. Finally, confirm the action in "Clear".
Confirm data cleanliness Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 1. In Windows 10, open the system settings and go to "Privacy";
Open Windows 10 privacy settings Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora
Step 2. In the left sidebar of the window, select "Speech, ink writing and typing". on the right, press the option "Disable speech services and typing suggestions" and confirm.
Disabling voice search history Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Ready. Take advantage of tips to control the data that Microsoft keeps about you.