How to disable Settings app home ads on Windows 10

The Settings app now shows ads in the home screen, but you can disable this experience using these steps on Windows 10 version 1809.

Settings app home ads on Windows 10
Settings app home ads on Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update), the Settings app displays suggested content on the right side of the homepage, similar to the content you see at the right of every settings page.

Although this type of suggested content may come in handy to learn more about the experience while changing system settings, having this content in the homepage can be a little intrusive for a lot of users. However, if you want to remove suggested content from the homepage of Settings, there’s a toggle switch you can turn off to disable the feature.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to remove suggested content (also known as Windows 10 ads) from the Settings app home screen.

How to remove home suggested content on Settings

If you want to prevent the Settings app from displaying suggested content in the main page of Settings, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Privacy.

  3. Click on General.

  4. Turn off the Show me suggested content in the Settings app toggle switch.

    Show suggested content in Settings home option
    Show suggested content in Settings home option

Once you’ve completed the steps, the Settings app will no longer suggest content on right side of the homepage.

If you don’t see this option or suggested content doesn’t appear in the Settings app homepage, it’s likely because you’re not running the version of Windows 10 that supports this feature. Suggested content only appears in version 1809 (October 2018 Update) and later.

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