iPhones are not only beautiful, but they are also leading the way into privacy with the new iOS featured introduced in iOS 14.
I said leading because Androids are a door open when it comes to privacy, and because iPhones can do the same thing as Androids (with the exception of the Note that has the pen) and now include this privacy feature, iPhone data privacy makes iPhones the best smartphone for businesses, too sad they are expensive and businesses won't buy it for this reason. If you are using it for business or you are a regular user like me who likes to "own" your data and privacy, you can do the following to increase your anonymity on the internet.
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How to ask apps to not track you on iPhone
To block an app from tracking you on iPhone follow the steps below:
- Go to settings
- Tap Privacy
- Choose tracking (at the top)
- The default is to allow app to ask you. Turn it off.
- If you give permission for an app to track you, you’ll see that app under a list in Privacy > Tracking setting
Here’s how these steps look:
Here’s what an app tracking request will look like:
I personally have the tracking system off so they don't even have the opportunity to ask. I like my privacy.
By the way, quick important note:
Some apps won’t function properly without the ability to use trackers but here’s how to allow or block apps from tracking you.
iPhone data privacy is in my eyes like the data in the cloud, no one knows about it or where it's located or even if it's deleted when we click delete. The same thing happens with the macs security and privacy. This new policy puts iOS developers on the spot and it's somewhat anti-competitive because Apple doesn't post their products privacy or even give the option to the users to choose if they want to be tracked or not. So always keep that in mind, Apple is definitely taking a step forward in privacy but 1 step backwards in being in the shadow with their own data and anti-competition.
I hope you found this Article helpful. Let me know in the comments if you are going to disable it or if you are doing something else to prevent being tracked by apps.
With love and respect,