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    Apps - Clear Personal Info from Live Tiles in Windows 8

    Apps - Clear Personal Info from Live Tiles in Windows 8
    How to Clear App Live Tile Notification Updates on Start Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1
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    How to Clear App Live Tile Notification Updates on Start Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1

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    Windows 8 Store apps can deliver periodic or real-time information to you that will be displayed as notification updates on your apps' tiles in Start. Apps that you choose to use as lock screen apps can also show notification updates on the lock screen.

    Store apps that are pinned to Start can update their tiles with text, images, or text and images. Store apps that are set to show status on the lock screen can update the lock screen with text. This tile information is sent from the app provider to you through Windows Notification Service on Microsoft servers, and is then stored locally on your PC.

    If you unpin an app from Start or uninstall it, the app will no longer receive or display tile notification updates.

    If you turn a live tile off for an app on Start, the app will no longer receive or display tile notification updates.

    This tutorial will show you how to clear the current updates to remove personal information displayed on live tiles for Store apps on your Start screen in Windows 8.


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    EXAMPLE: Live Tiles for Apps on Start Screen
    NOTE: This is with the live tiles for Store apps displaying updates (personal info) and cleared.

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    Here's How:

    1. Open your Start screen.

    2. While in the Start screen, open the Charms bar, and click/tap on the Settings charm. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: You could also press the + I keys in the Start screen to open the Settings charm directly.

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    3.
    Click/tap on Tiles at the top of the right "Settings" flyout. (see screenshot below)

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    4.
    Click/tap on the Clear button under Clear personal info from my tiles in the "Tiles" flyout. (see screenshot below)

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    5.
    Click/tap on a empty space on the Start screen to close the "Tiles" flyout. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn



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    I'm wondering what you guys think about this feature? I think it might be a big security concern because if you forget to press WIN+L (or clearing the tiles) before leaving your desk a lot of your personal information will be available to whoever comes by.

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    Hello Petes,

    It can be a handy feature to be able have quick updates from your apps like this. Sort of like a mini version of a RSS feed.

    Yeah, it would be a good idea to always WIN+L to lock the computer before leaving your desk so that someone can't just have full access to your user account period. I'd be more worried about that, than what may be displaying on an app tile though.
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    Bu this one I thing not valid. I can't find any settings in Windows 10 for this
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    Correct, this is not available in Windows 10, and only Windows 8.
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