How to Stop Apps From Tracking You on Your iPhone in iOS 14.5
Apple saw fit to release iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 yesterday. The update carries a boatload of new forward-facing additions that users might find useful. In addition, Apple has also incorporated a bunch of bug fixes and security-related enhancements that protect your privacy. iOS 14.5 does not allow apps to access the IDFA or tracking advertiser on your iPhone, iPad, as well as the Apple TV without your consent. This keeps your app data private and secure. Scroll down to see how you can stop or prevent apps from tracking you on your iPhone in iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5.
You Can Toggle Off and Stop Apps From Tracking Your iPhone on iOS 14.5 - How to Easily Do it
If you are not familiar, applications use your IDFA to track you across different apps as well as websites. This allows the software to keep a tab on your desired preferences and app usage routine. This information is necessary for apps to give you relevant ads and can potentially end up accessing your sensitive data. However, with iOS 14.5, you can stop apps from tracking your iPhone. An app that wants to use your IDFA will prompt a popup saying, "Allow [app] to track your activity across other companies' apps and websites?"
Once the prompt is displayed on your iPhone, you will be presented with the option to either "Ask App Not to Track" or "Allow". The first option will block and prevent apps from accessing your information while the second option will give the app access to the information for tracking purposes. However, if you want to restrict apps from tracking you altogether, you can do so in the Settings. if you don't you can simply manage the transparency as the prompts show up for individual apps. Nonetheless, follow the step-by-step instructions below to stop apps from tracking your iPhone and iPad in iOS 14.5.
1. Launch the Settings app.
2. Scroll down and tap on the Privacy option.
3. Select Tracking.
4. Now, simply toggle off Allow Apps to Request to Track.
If the toggle is already off, you are already not being tracked by apps. If it is on, simply follow the steps to toggle it off. Developers are required to follow the guidelines set by Apple that detail privacy rules. If you give apps access to your IDFA, you can expect apps to show you ads targeted to you based on your given information. iOS 14.5 also includes a bunch of other important features as well, so be sure to check out our announcement post.
You have the option available to turn app tracking on again, so whenever you change your mind, the option rests in the Settings app. This is all for now, folks. Are you looking to stop apps from tracking your iPhone on iOS 14.5? Let us know in the comments.
Stay in the loop
GET A DAILY DIGEST OF LATEST TECHNOLOGY NEWS
Straight to your inbox
Subscribe to our newsletter