Block iPhone Apps from Tracking You in iOS 14

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Block iPhone Apps from Tracking You in iOS 14 to increase your security and privacy. iOS 14 comes packed with a variety of new features/options that will undoubtedly enhance the overall user experience. On such improvement worthy of mention is the ability to choose whether or not applications can track you.

Apple requires application developers to request permission when they track your browsing activity through a range of third-party sites. The purpose of this is to ensure that whatever ads you see while visiting other websites sites on your device cater to your interests and browsing activity. This is great, in theory, but many users don't like having their device usage monitored in any way whatsoever. By default, iOS 14 supported devices allow apps to request tracking. To stop this, you need to turn off the option via settings > privacy.

If you've ever been on Facebook and started noticing ads popping up on other sites that are eerily close to something you may have searched a few days prior, you've experienced this form of tracking.

This form of tracking is common, and most users don't realize it's happening behind the scenes, and many, don't have an issue with it. However, if you're a little pickier about your privacy (completely understandable), continue reading along.

In the following Visi guide, we're going to cover how to allow or deny applications from requesting permission to track you.

For this post, we used an iPhone 7 running iOS 14.

Block or Allow App Tracking on iPhone is iOS 14

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  1. 1
    Tap the Settings shortcut.
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    Tap Privacy.
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    Tap Tracking.
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    Tap the toggle switch next to Allow Apps to Request to Track
    If it's already disabled, leave it.
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    To read more about Apple's tracking, tap the Learn More..
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    Read through Apple's application tracking disclosure to get a better idea of how it all works
    If at any time you wish to allow tracking, toggle the switch to the on in step # 4.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


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Categories : IPhone | Use iOS 14 | Software

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