In a pursuit of offering more control to users, Apple has added a new feature that allows users to pull the kill switch on ad tracking for apps and services with its official iOS 14.5 update.
The company has now started rolling out a 14.5 update for iPhone and iPad users. After the update users will now get the option to ask apps not to track at the permission popup screen.
While, this might be a good option and big relief in regards to data privacy, but this can quickly get annoying.
But, fret not, Apple has also given users the option to turn off the ad tracking prompts by heading to the Settings. Wondering how? Follow out step-by-step guide:
How to turn off ad tracking prompts once for all on iPhone and iPad
After this, you’ll no longer receive ad-tracking popup notifications from apps.
For those unaware, Apple has listed down all the scenarios which it considers ‘Tracking’. Here’s the list from Apple.
- Displaying targeted advertisements in your app based on user data collected from apps and websites owned by other companies.
- Sharing device location data or email lists with a data broker.
- Sharing a list of emails, advertising IDs, or other IDs with a third-party advertising network that uses that information to retarget those users in other developers’ apps or to find similar users.
- Placing a third-party SDK in your app that combines user data from your app with user data from other developers’ apps to target advertising or measure advertising efficiency, even if you don’t use the SDK for these purposes. For example, using a login SDK that repurposes the data it collects from your app to enable targeted advertising in other developers’ apps.