With Windows 10 April 2018 update, Microsoft introduced timeline feature (you can say “pick up where you left off” this is the best feature included on this build windows 10 version 1803) to Track all the apps, files, and activities on your PC and helps you get back in time to resume your work. For example, you can start working on a Word document on your laptop, and then you can continue the same work on your desktop running windows 10 version 1803. Additionally, Cortana can leverage the Timeline and suggest or remind you of activities you might want to resume. You Can Read the complete guide what is windows 10 timeline feature and how it works on Windows 10 April 2018 update from here.
To keep tracking the things windows 10 timeline collects activities from the PC you are using, sync your activities from this PC to the cloud so that you can access this history when you switch to a different PC. And all these things are linked with the Microsoft Account you sign in to the PCs. Or you can manage everything from Settings > Privacy > Activity History.
If due to any reason you want to remove certain activities or looking for Disable and clear timeline activity history on windows 10. You can do so with just a few clicks. Windows lets you clear the Timeline in multiple levels, i.e., a specific activity, activities of a specific hour, and activities of a specific day. Let’s see how to do it.
To completely clear timeline Activity history windows 10
In order to delete all the timeline activities that allow you to resume apps, docs, and websites on other devices, Press Windows + I to open Settings. Then click on Privacy -> Activity history. Under “Clear activity history,” click the Clear button. And Uncheck the option “Let Windows sync my activities from this PC to the cloud option”.
If you are looking for a completely clear timeline Activity history and no longer want the feature to connect these types of activities, leave the activity sync option to disable and clear the Let Windows collect my activities from this PC option as well.
To Clear only a specific timeline activity Open Windows timeline by Press windows + tab (keyboard shortcut) Or click on the Task view icon appearing in the taskbar. Then look for the search option on the top-right corner, Type the specific query you want to delete, when you find right-click on it and select the “Remove” option. Click yes when windows ask for confirmation to delete the activity.
Also, you can clear Timeline activity for a specific hour, To do this again open windows timeline ( windows + Tab). Find the day you want to clear the hourly Timeline activities on. Now, click on the “See All Activities” link appearing right next to the date.
In the next screen, you will see all the Timeline activities of that specific day. Find the hour you want to delete activities from, right-click on any activity under that hour and select the option “Clear all from.” In my case, I’m deleting all the activities that are logged at Today 6 PM. You will see a confirmation window. Click on the “Yes” button and the activities for that specific hour will be deleted.
Also clear all the activities logged on a specific day. This option is useful when you want to bulk-delete activities. To do this scroll down and look for the day you are looking for clear timeline activity. Right-click on any activity and select the option “Clear all from.” If you’re trying to delete the activities from Today or Yesterday, you will see the option “Clear all from Earlier Today” and “Clear all from Yesterday.” In the confirmation window click on the “Yes” button to delete Timeline activities of that day
That’s all, I hope now you can easily Clear only a specific timeline activity, clear Timeline activity for a specific hour, clear all the activities logged on a specific day, or completely clear timeline Activity history windows 10.
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