How To Change App Tracking Settings in iOS 14.5 and iOS 14.5.1

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How To Change App Tracking Settings in iOS 14.5 and iOS 14.5.1

Apple released iOS 14.5 recently and it comes with a new series of privacy settings for App Tracking, you can now ask apps not to track your phone.

With the release of the iOS 14.5 update, the App Tracking feature is turned off by default, you can check on this by going to Settings > Privacy > Tracking, check out the screenshot to turn on or off your app tracking settings.

The feature is off by default, if you do not want to be tracked on your phone then you do not need to make any adjustments in the settings.

If you want to enable some apps to track you then you need to toggle the switch for ‘Allow Apps to Request to Track’ to on, check out the screenshot below:

iOS app tracking

When you open an app with this setting on you will be prompted to allow the app to track you, As you block more apps from tracking you they will be added to the list and if you have a specific app that you don’t care about tracking you then you can enable it and it will show up in the list as below.

iOS app tracking

If you want to turn all apps off from tracking you then you just need to toggle the ‘Allow Apps to Request to Track you switch to off, as per the screenshot below.

iOS app tracking

These new features that Apple have added to iOS 14.5 are designed to make app tracking more transparent and let everyone know when an app is tracking them and also give you the option to stop that app from tracking you.

It is a brilliant feature for people who like to have some control over their privacy, as it gives iPhone and iPad users more comprehensive control over their gadgets and also alerts you when you are being tracked by some app.


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