Stop iOS From Sending Diagnostics & Usage Data To Apple – How To

Uzair Ghani
Posted 8 months ago

Here’s how you can stop your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch from sending diagnostics and usage data to Apple.

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Apple is constantly working in the background to make sure that its services, software and hardware is top notch at any given time. For this to happen, Apple’s team of engineers gathers usage and diagnostics data from our devices to enhance its products even further. And little do people know, by default, the diagnostics and usage data is sent to Apple from time to time, something which you can opt out of at any given point. In today’s guide, we’ll show you how to do just that in a few and easy steps.

Prevent iPhone, iPad, iPod touch From Sending Diagnostics & Usage Data To Apple

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap on ‘Privacy.’

3. Scroll all the way down and tap on ‘Diagnostics & Usage.’


4. Now select ‘Don’t Send’ and close the Settings app.



From here on in your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch will not send diagnostics and usage data to Apple. If you want to revert your changes, simply follow the above mentioned steps once again and select ‘Automatically Send’ instead of ‘Don’t Send.’

If you believe in the fact that it’s your moral duty to send diagnostics and usage data to Apple and improve their future products, then we highly recommend that you leave the above mentioned feature turned on. If you believe otherwise, then turn it off. Besides, it makes iOS work in the background constantly which means that the feature uses up a small amount of battery life to make the magic happen.

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Also keep in mind that the data sent to Apple is anonymous, so you don’t have to worry about privacy one bit if you leave the feature turned on.

As a strong advocate of product enhancement and the betterment of hardware and software as we move into the future, I highly recommend that you leave the feature turned on as it gives Apple valuable information on how we use our devices. After all, with all that data in one place, the Cupertino giant gets to know what is needed to be done and what not.

While the amount of data we give away to Apple can never be enough, but every bit of it helps for it to improve itself.

Do you have the diagnostics and usage feature turned on? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below.

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