Turn On or Off Cortana Pick up where I left off in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Cortana Pick up where I left off in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Cortana Pick up where I left off in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Cortana Pick up where you left off in Windows 10
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    25 May 2019
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    How to Turn On or Off Cortana Pick up where you left off in Windows 10


    Cortana is your cloud-based personal assistant that works across your devices and other Microsoft services. Depending on the capabilities of your device and the version of Cortana you’re using, Cortana can provide a range of features, some of which are personalized. Cortana on Windows is available in certain regions and languages. If Cortana isn’t available for your Windows device, you can still search for files on your device in the search box on the taskbar. Cortana is also available on other platforms, such as Android and iOS, in select markets.

    Cortana works best when you sign in and let her use data from your device, other Microsoft services, and third-party services you choose to connect. To provide you with personalized experiences, Cortana learns from certain data about you, such as your searches, calendar, contacts, and location. You’re in control of how much data you share. If you choose not to sign into Cortana on Windows, you can still chat with Cortana and use her to help you search the web, documents stored in Microsoft services like OneDrive, and your Windows device. See the section about Windows Search in the Privacy Statement for more information. If you don’t sign in, or you choose to sign out, your experiences will be more limited and they won’t be personalized with your Cortana data. On iOS and Android devices, Cortana only works when you sign in.

    Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703, Cortana can help you pick up where you left off. When you switch computers, Cortana can display quick links in the Action Center to help you easily get back into Microsoft Edge websites and SharePoint (or other cloud-based) documents you used most recently. For example, if you were working on a PowerPoint deck on your laptop, when you later return to your desktop, a link to that deck appears in the Action Center.

    Cortana "Pick up where I left off" Requirements:

    See also: Windows 10 activity history and your privacy | Microsoft Support

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Pick up where you left off in Cortana for your Microsoft account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: "Resume from your other devices" quick links from Cortana in Action Center
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    Here's How:

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

    2. Click/tap on Permissions on the left side, and click/tap on the Manage the information Cortana can access from this device link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Cortana Pick up where I left off in Windows 10-manage_the_information_cortana_can_access_from_this_device-1.jpg

    3. Do step 4 (on) or step 5 (off) below for what you want to do.


     4. Turn On Cortana Pick up where you left off

    A) Turn on or off (default) Location for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    This requires that you have turned on location services for this device and apps.

    B) Turn on or off (default) Contacts, email, calendar & communication history for what you want.

    If turned on, you will be prompted to click/tap on Continue to confirm.

    Turn On or Off Cortana Pick up where I left off in Windows 10-manage_the_information_cortana_can_access_from_this_device-3.png

    C) Turn on or off (default) Browsing history for what you want.

    Turn On or Off Cortana Pick up where I left off in Windows 10-manage_the_information_cortana_can_access_from_this_device-2.jpg


     5. Turn Off Cortana Pick up where you left off

    This is the default setting.

    A) Turn off Location. (see screenshot below)

    B) Turn off Contacts, email, calendar & communication history.

    C) Turn off Browsing history.

    Turn On or Off Cortana Pick up where I left off in Windows 10-manage_the_information_cortana_can_access_from_this_device-4.jpg

    6. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #1

    Hi, Shawn I just decided to set this up on my main system and on my laptop(actually they're sync'd so it was done automatically), and it was neat.

    I was doing some system maintenance on both, and this list it creates, with the option to open any programs run on the other device came in useful, so I didn't need to remember what was done on the other device, and could just run everything on the other machine.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #2

    It certainly can be helpful.
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  3. Posts : 3
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       #3

    Not getting that card in the Manage skills tab, is there another way?


    Hi, I was sent here from Microsoft's Community after posting this thread. It happens that I am not getting that card of "Pick up where you left off". Any ideas? here is the screen shot:

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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #4

    Hello hedero, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Hmm, it appears that this setting has been removed for Cortana.
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       #5

    Does that mean the feature cannot be turned off?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       #6

    hedero said:
    Does that mean the feature cannot be turned off?
    I suppose you could disable Cortana if you didn't want to use it at all.

    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  7. Posts : 3
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       #7

    Brink said:
    I suppose you could disable Cortana if you didn't want to use it at all.

    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10 | Tutorials
    Oh wow. I wonder why this can't be disabled now. I was hesitant on the feature at first so I gave it a try, confirmed it's not for me and now I can't disable it well ok, at least there's a way of disabling it, I guess. Thanks for your help Brink!
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       #8

    Be sure to send feedback to Microsoft about this setting via the Feedback Hub to see if it may get added back.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       #9

    Tutorial updated.
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