With iOS 14.5, Apple’s latest update, you can stop apps from tracking you.
The new feature is called App Tracking Transparency, and it requires developers to ask for permission before tracking your data across other companies’ apps and websites.
If you’ve ever been creeped out by a Facebook ad for a product you viewed on another app or web browser, then this feature is probably welcome.
It should be enabled by default when you update to Apple’s latest operating system. But if it’s not, here’s how to turn App Tracking Transparency on in a just a few steps.
1) Update to iOS/iPadOS 14.5
The feature works on both the iPhone and iPad. To make sure you’re running the latest software on both, head to Settings > General > About. Read more…