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How to Turn On or Off Sync Apps Between Windows 10 Devices

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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 introduced a new privacy option in Settings to let apps on your other devices open apps and continue experiences on this device.

This new option improves the synchronization between apps installed on your different devices to help improve the user experience.

This option will need to be turned on for each device that you want to sync apps between.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off 'Let apps on my other devices open apps and continue experiences on this device' in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to turn on or off "Let apps on my other devices open apps and continue experiences on this device".


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Sync Apps Between Windows 10 Devices in Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Sync Apps Between Windows 10 Devices using a REG file





App Synchronization Between Devices - Turn On or Off in Window 10 OPTION ONE App Synchronization Between Devices - Turn On or Off in Window 10
To Turn On or Off Sync Apps Between Windows 10 Devices in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Privacy icon.

2. Click/tap on General on the left side, and turn on or off Let apps on my other devices open apps and continue experiences on this device on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

3. You can now close Settings if you like.

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App Synchronization Between Devices - Turn On or Off in Window 10 OPTION TWO App Synchronization Between Devices - Turn On or Off in Window 10
To Turn On or Off Sync Apps Between Windows 10 Devices using a REG file

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The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SmartGlass

UserAuthPolicy DWORD

0 = On
1 = Off


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Sync Apps Between Windows 10 Devices

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn-ON_Let_apps_on_my_other_devices_open_apps_and_continue_experiences_on_this_device.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Sync Apps Between Windows 10 Devices

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn-OFF_Let_apps_on_my_other_devices_open_apps_and_continue_experiences_on_this_device.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn