By default the Windows 10 operating system will begin syncing your settings if you’re signed in with a Microsoft account; however, you can also personalize the sync settings individually from the Settings app or turn it on or off completely as well.

If on the other hand you would prefer to enable or disable the sync settings rather than just turning it on or off, then you can do that two separate ways: either from the Local Group Policy Editor or the Registry Editor. Disabling Sync Your Settings means that you or others who use the same group policy will not be able to change the sync settings from the Settings application any longer.

Those who choose to enable or disable from the Group Policy can only do so in a compatible version of Windows whereas everyone can enable or disable sync your settings from the Registry.

The following tutorial demonstrates how to turn on and off the Sync settings for your Microsoft account when you’re using a version of the Windows 10 operating system.

How to Turn On/Off All Your Sync Settings from Settings App

Here’s how you can turn on and off all of the Sync your settings settings from the Settings application:

1. Open the Settings app and click on Accounts from the main Windows Settings menu.

2. From the Accounts menu, click on Sync your settings.

3. To Turn Off All Your Sync Settings

a. Under the Sync your settings heading in the right side of the same window, toggle off Sync settings. (click to enlarge screenshot below)

4. To Turn On Your Sync Settings

Note: Having the Sync settings turned on is the way Windows has it by default.

a. Under the Sync your settings heading in the right side of the same window, toggle on Sync settings. (click to enlarge screenshot below)

How to Turn On/Off Your Individual Sync Settings in Settings App

Here’s how you can turn on and off the individual settings for Sync your settings in the Settings application:

1. Open the Settings app and click on Accounts from the main Windows Settings menu.

2. From the Accounts menu, click on Sync your settings.

3. Turn on Sync settings by following step 4 above if Sync settings isn’t turned on on your computer already.

4. From the right side of the window under Individual sync settings, use each of the toggles to turn on or off the sync settings as you see fit. (click to enlarge screenshot below)

You can now close the Settings app and continue using your computer if you like.

That’s all.