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In Device usage settings, you can let us know how you plan to use your device. To learn more about these settings, read the following sections. 

What do we do with this data?

When you make your selections in Device usage settings, we might offer personalized tips, ads, and recommendations within Microsoft experiences based on the way you plan to use your device. You can opt out or change your device usage options any time in the Settings app on Windows. We do not share this data with third-party. 

How your experience will change

Here are some examples of tips, ads, and recommendations you might receive when you provide information on how you'll use your device.

Device usage choice



You might be offered an Xbox Game Pass trial or receive suggestions on apps and sites based on what is popular with gamers.


You might see a notification to set up your Microsoft family group.


You might get app and site suggestions related to creativity.


You might see suggestions to store your school files in OneDrive.


You might see pinned app suggestions for entertainment apps and sites.


You might be offered a Microsoft 365 Business trial while using your PC.

How to change these settings

Share your device usage.

  1. Select Start > Settings > Personalization > Device usage.

  2. Choose the ways you'll use your PC, and switch these options on.

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