How to Disable Share Experiences in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to disable or enable share experiences when using Windows 11. Share experiences enables Nearby sharing and Share across devices in Windows.

Most people have multiple devices, and often begin an activity on one device but end up finishing it on another. To accommodate this, apps need to span devices and platforms, and this is where Share across devices come in.

When you enable share experiences, all your devices that are connected with your Microsoft accounts will be able share apps and settings across each device. This can be a good or bad thing.

Below is how to disable or enable the use of share experiences in Windows 11.

You can use Windows policy to disable continue experiences on your devices so that they are not participating in cross-device experiences and are not discovered by other devices. Doing this might help prevent security issues or accidental changes to all your devices.

How to disable share experiences in Windows 11

As mentioned above, one can turn on or off share experiences in Windows 11. Share experiences enables Nearby sharing and Share across devices in Windows.

You can use Windows policy to disable continue experiences on your Windows devices so that they are not participating in cross-device experiences and are not discovered by other devices.

Below is how to do that:

First, open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) by going to the Start menu and searching for and selecting Edit group policy as shown in the image below.

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Once the group policy editor opens, navigate to the policy location below in the left pane:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy

On the policy window in the right pane, select and open (double-click) the policy called “Continue experience on this device

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Once the window opens, select Disabled to disable the use of Continue experiences on the device. Click OK and save and exit.

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Continue experiences will be disabled on all devices you configure this way.

How to enable continue experiences on devices in Windows 11

By default any one can use Continue experiences on Windows devices in the Settings app. However, if you think this is a security risk or don’t want your users to using it, you can disable it in Windows with few clicks.

To do that, simply reverse the steps above by going to the path below in the Local Group Policy editor.

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy

Then double-click Continue experiences on this device to open.

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On the window that opens, select the Not configured option to allow users to use Continue experiences on the device again.

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That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to disable or enable the use of continue experiences feature in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment form below.

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