Privacy and Security Enable or Disable Improve Inking and Typing in Windows 11


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Microsoft uses diagnostic data to keep Windows secure and up to date, troubleshoot problems, and make product improvements as described in more detail below. Regardless of whether you choose to send Optional diagnostic data, your device will be just as secure and will operate normally. This data is transmitted to Microsoft and stored with one or more unique identifiers that can help us recognize an individual user on an individual device and understand the device's service issues and use patterns.

If you choose to turn on the Improve inking and typing setting, Microsoft will collect samples of the content you type or write to improve features such as handwriting recognition, autocompletion, next word prediction and spelling correction, and Microsoft uses this data in the aggregate to improve the inking and typing feature for everyone who uses Windows. When Microsoft collects inking and typing diagnostic data, it is divided into small samples and processed to remove unique identifiers, sequencing information, and other data (such as email addresses and numeric values) which could be used to reconstruct the original content or associate the input to you. It also includes associated performance data, such as changes you manually make to text, as well as words you've added to the dictionary. This data is not used for Tailored experiences.

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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Improve inking and typing for your account or all users in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Improve Inking and Typing for Current User in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Improve Inking and Typing for Current User using REG file
  • Option Three: Enable or Disable Improve Inking and Typing for All Users in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Four: Enable or Disable Improve Inking and Typing for All Users using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Improve Inking and Typing for Current User in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Privacy & security on the left side, and click/tap on Diagnostics & feedback on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Click/tap on Improve inking & typing to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Turn On or Off Improve inking & typing for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Improve_inking_and_typing_Settings-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Improve Inking and Typing for Current User using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.

2 Turn On Improve Inking and Typing

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

Turn_ON_Improve_inking_and_typing.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\TIPC]
"Enabled"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Improve Inking and Typing

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

Turn_OFF_Improve_inking_and_typing.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\TIPC]
"Enabled"=dword:00000000

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

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

6 When 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.




Option Three

Enable or Disable Improve Inking and Typing for All Users in Local Group Policy Editor


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Four to configure the same policy.


1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2 Navigate to the policy location below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Text Input

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3 In the right pane of Text Input in the Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Improve inking and typing recognition policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you want.

5 Enable Improve Inking and Typing

This is the default setting to allow using Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Not Configured. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below.​

Improve_inking_and_typing_gpedit-2.png

6 Disable Improve Inking and Typing

This will override and prevent using Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Disabled. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below.​

Improve_inking_and_typing_gpedit-3.png

7 You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.




Option Four

Enable or Disable Improve Inking and Typing for All Users using REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.


 2. Enable Improve Inking and Typing

This is the default setting to allow using Option One and Option Two.


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

Enable_Improve_inking_and_typing.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\TextInput]
"AllowLinguisticDataCollection"=-


 3. Disable Improve Inking and Typing

This will override and prevent using Option One and Option Two.


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

Disable_Improve_inking_and_typing.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\TextInput]
"AllowLinguisticDataCollection"=dword:00000000

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

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

6 When 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 Brink


 

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