When you install the latest version of Windows, you get a lot of new features and improvements. While some changes may not be that significant, others can make your computing experience a whole lot better. One such change is Eco Mode. This feature makes sure that apps don’t have access to excessive amounts of personal data or network resources. Unfortunately, some apps just don’t respect this setting and try to push their own ideas of “cute” by showing their animations and effects during passing times or when background tasks complete successfully. You can easily disable those in-app notifications or block third-party apps from using the Background App Scanning feature. However, it’s good to know how to enable eco mode for all your favorite apps on Windows 10 without having to do anything complicated. Here’s how:
What is eco mode?
Eco mode is a setting that lets you choose which apps can access your personal data and which ones can’t. It’s meant to promote data privacy and prevent apps from accessing too much information. To enable eco mode, go to Settings and select Apps & notifications. Then, select Apps from the left-hand navigation. On the right-hand side, you’ll see a list of all your apps. The Apps & notifications app has a setting labeled “Eco”. When you enable it, a drop-down menu appears with two options: “Personal” and “Community”. Tap the option that matches the app you want to enable eco mode for.
How to enable eco mode on Windows 10
Once you’ve selected the app you want to enable eco mode for, go to Settings and select Apps & notifications. Now, scroll down to the bottom and select “Eco” from the drop-down menu. From there, select the “turn on” option to activate eco mode.
How to disable background app scan on Windows 10
Some apps use the built-in Background App Scanning feature to track down nearby apps that are already running in the background and report them to the user for deletion. This can be a huge privacy risk, as it can reveal sensitive information like your location or contacts to people who don’t have your permission to view your content. To disable background app scanning in Windows 10, go to Settings and select Apps & notifications. In the “Apps” section, select Apps & features and then select Background app scanning. Select “Turn Off” to remove this feature from Windows.
While Eco Mode only helps to prevent apps from accessing too much personal data, it’s still a good idea to keep an eye on what’s happening in the background. You can easily see which apps are sending you data and which ones aren’t by going to Settings and selecting Apps & notifications. Once you’ve enabled eco mode, you should check which apps are using the most resources. Take control of the situation by disabling those in-app notifications or blocking third-party apps from using the Background App Scanning feature.