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How to Change These Default Settings and Be Happier With Your Tech

By Brian X. Chen

10 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

You should read this article if you want to have a better relationship with your technology - in order to achieve a more balanced life.

Many default settings buried deep inside our technology make us share superfluous amounts of data with tech companies. In my last column, I went over how to shut those off.

But not all default settings do sneaky things with our information. There are also some that need to be activated or disabled to make our devices more enjoyable to use.

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