How to Disable Online Tips in Windows Settings App?

The Windows Settings application shows tips, links, and suggestions on each page that the user opens. The tips will be related to that specific setting that the user will open. It may be in the text format or video content. However, all these tips are for the users that are new to these settings, not for the users that already know the way around the Windows Settings pages. In this article, we will be showing methods for disabling these online tips of Settings app pages.

We have also included the Registry Editor method for the users that are using the Windows Home Edition. Group Policy isn’t available in the Windows Home Edition.

Online Tips in Windows Settings App

Disabling Online Tips through the Local Group Policy Editor

The Local Group Policy Editor allows administrators to modify different types of settings for their operating system. The settings which cannot be found in the Control Panel or Windows Settings app can be found in the Group Policy Editor. Users just need to navigate to the policy setting and enable/disable it according to their needs.

If you are using Windows Home Edition, then skip to the Registry Editor method for the same result.

However, if you have the Local Group Policy Editor on your computer, then follow the below steps to disable online tips in Windows Settings:

  1. Hold the Windows key and press R to open the Run. Then type “gpedit.msc” and click on the Ok button to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
    Opening Local Group Policy Editor
  2. Navigate to the Policy Setting by following this path in the Local Group Policy Editor:
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel
    Navigating to the policy
  3. Double-click on the Allow Online Tips and a new window will appear. Now set the toggle option to Disabled. Click on Ok/Apply to save the changes.
    Disabling Online Tips
  4. This will disable the online tips and Settings will not contact Microsoft content services.

Disabling Online Tips through the Registry Editor

Another method of disabling online tips is through the Registry Editor. This method is a better option for those that don’t have Group Policy on their operating system. There can be a chance for the value or key missing in the following steps. Users will be required to create them manually and change them accordingly to disable online tips for Windows Settings.

  1. Press the Windows + R keys to open a Run dialog, then type “regedit” and press Enter to open Registry Editor. Choose the Yes option for UAC (User Account Control) prompt.
    Opening the Registry Editor
  2. Navigate to the Explorer key in the Registry Editor:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  3. Right-click on the right pane of Explorer key and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value option. Name the newly created value as “AllowOnlineTips“. If the value is already available, then just move to the next step.
    Creating a new value
  4. Double click on the AllowOnlineTips value and change the value data to 0.
    Note: Value data 1 is for true and value data 0 is for false.

    Disabling Online Tips
  5. After all the modifications, make sure to restart your computer to apply the changes.
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