Privacy and Security Enable or Disable Personal Inking and Typing Dictionary in Windows 11


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Personal inking and typing dictionary allows you to get better suggestions by creating a personal dictionary using your typing history and handwriting patterns.

As part of inking and typing on your device, Windows collects unique words—like names you write—in a personal dictionary stored locally on your device, which helps you type and ink more accurately.

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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the personal inking and typing dictionary for your account in Windows 11.


If you turn off Personal inking and typing dictionary, your dictionary will be cleared and suggestions won't be personalized.




Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Personal Inking and Typing Dictionary in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Personal Inking and Typing Dictionary using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Personal Inking and Typing Dictionary in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

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

Open Inking & typing personalization settings

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3 Turn on (default) or off Personal inking and typing dictionary for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Personal Inking and Typing Dictionary using REG file


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

2 Turn On Personal Inking and Typing Dictionary

This is the default setting.


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

Turn_ON_Personal_inking_and_typing_dictionary.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CPSS\Store\InkingAndTypingPersonalization]
"Value"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Personalization\Settings]
"AcceptedPrivacyPolicy"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InputPersonalization]
"RestrictImplicitInkCollection"=dword:00000000
"RestrictImplicitTextCollection"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InputPersonalization\TrainedDataStore]
"HarvestContacts"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Personal Inking and Typing Dictionary

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

Turn_OFF_Personal_inking_and_typing_dictionary.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CPSS\Store\InkingAndTypingPersonalization]
"Value"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Personalization\Settings]
"AcceptedPrivacyPolicy"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InputPersonalization]
"RestrictImplicitInkCollection"=dword:00000001
"RestrictImplicitTextCollection"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InputPersonalization\TrainedDataStore]
"HarvestContacts"=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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