Windows 10 Telemetry settings got new wording in 20H1 builds

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Windows 10’s Telemetry settings page just got new wording in build 18898 (20H1), comparing to build 18362 (19H1).

Tero Alhonen was the first to spot this difference and he shared this information on his Twitter account.

A major difference is that in the past the 0 – Security level applied only for devices running Enterprise, Education, IoT, or Windows Server. Now, this limitation is no longer mentioned in build 18898.

This is important because telemetry services collect data about how people are using their computers. Microsoft uses this information to improve their products.

Here’s the new Telemetry settings page:

telemtery build 18898

An this is the Telemetry page in build 18362 (old):

telemetry build 18362

Now, with the new update, Telemetry is changed on all four levels, at least in its form, if not in content. Telemetry has always made Windows 10 users cringe as many don’t trust the way Microsoft handles and uses personal user information.

What’s changed in the new Windows 10 telemetry settings?

The levels are 0 – Security, 1 – Basic, 2 – Enhanced, and 3 – Full.

As the Twitter user observed, there are some differences, for example:

18898 (20H1) – 1 (Basic). Basic device info, including: quality-related data, app compatibility, and data from the Security level.
183362 (19H1) – 1 (Basic). Sends the same data as a value of 0, plus a very limited amount of diagnostic data, such as basic device info…

From this example, it seems that Microsoft wanted to make things a little bit clear to all users. Choosing the telemetry level has now become a more transparent process.

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