Reg edit to turn off Phone Calls win 10 1903 V2


  1. Posts : 23
    Windows 10
       #1

    Reg edit to turn off Phone Calls win 10 1903 V2


    Is there a registry edit that can be done to turn off/disable WIndows 10 Phone Calls? Specifically to disable "Allow phone calls on this device" & "Allow apps to make phone calls".
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  2. Posts : 5,829
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #2

    What's wrong with just turning the switch off? Unless you don't have Admin rights???
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  3. Posts : 23
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I can do that but I have a bunch of registry tweaks that automatically do stuff after a clean installation so I don't forget to disable settings manually. Of course I can manually do that without a problem, but I don't want to forget to do it so I would prefer a registry edit that I can include with my current list of registry tweaks.
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    CampNowhere said:
    ... I would prefer a registry edit that I can include with my current list of registry tweaks.
    If you have Pro there is a Group Policy to do that: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > App Privacy > Let Windows apps make phone calls.

    This policy setting specifies whether Windows apps can make phone calls. When Enabled...

    You can specify either a default setting for all apps or a per-app setting by specifying a Package Family Name. You can get the Package Family Name for an app by using the Get-AppPackage Windows PowerShell cmdlet. A per-app setting overrides the default setting.....

    ...If you choose the "Force Deny" option, Windows apps are not allowed to make phone calls and employees in your organization cannot change it.
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    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
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    As you can see Bree answered your question via use of Group Policy.

    Good luck.
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  6. Posts : 23
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    For those who may want a reg edit for this, I found that this will work:
    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AppPrivacy]
    "LetAppsAccessPhone"=dword:00000002
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  7. Posts : 25,075
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    CampNowhere said:
    For those who may want a reg edit for this, I found that this will work:
    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AppPrivacy]
    "LetAppsAccessPhone"=dword:00000002
    Yes, all Group Policies are just a template for registry changes. Most (with a few notable exceptions) will work in Home as well as Pro. You can download a 'Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet' that lists the registry values used by each policy. The latest I know of is for 1809 HERE.

    That confirms your findings, that this applies to 1703 and above, and that there are three other values available for use: LetAppsAccessPhone_UserInControlOfTheseApps, LetAppsAccessPhone_ForceAllowTheseApps and LetAppsAccessPhone_ForceDenyTheseApps .
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