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On iPhone 14, iPhone 13, here is how to stop apps from tracking your location

Know how to curb the location tracking and data tracking apps on your iPhone 14, iPhone 13, and more. Try this simple trick.

Updated on: Nov 27 2022, 21:26 IST
iPhone users must change their settings now to stop tracking your location. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
iPhone users must change their settings now to stop tracking your location. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Your iPhone carries a huge number of apps to help you access information. That may be helpful, but it also means that you are being tracked and probably, your personal information is being harvested by these companies! From location, and media files, to even microphones, many apps trace most of the information from your phone. However, it need not be so. iPhone users can stop these apps from tracking your location. This iPhone feature will help you to boost your privacy and keep the invading apps limited to doing what you want them to and nothing extra. Whether you are using iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, or other models, you can try this nifty feature which is called Tracking Transparency features.

The feature gives you more control over the apps that can track you on your iPhone. Without your permission, these apps can't use your data for targeted ads or share your location with advertisers or any other identifiers with third parties. If you want to stop these apps tracking your location or other information, then you should immediately change the settings on your iPhone.

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How to STOP apps tracking your location on an iPhone

Step 1:

To block the apps tracking your data and to keep your privacy intact, you need to go to the Settings of your iPhone.

Step 2:

Click on the “Apps and notifications” option and go to the “App Permissions.”

Step 3:

Then, scroll down to find the “Location” option and tap on it. 

Step 4:

This will show up apps that track your location. You can move apps depending on how you want to keep a particular app in context with the location sharing.

Step 5:

You can also visit the Privacy option and go to Tracking. 

Step 6:

All you need to do is toggle off Allow Apps to Request to Track. This will automatically block all the new apps asking for your information. 

Step 7:

Though, to block the tracking on already-downloaded apps,  you'll see in the list of apps under the Tracking option that have requested permission to track your activity. 

Step 8:

Users should note that this doesn't mean ads will disappear. This will only help you see more generic ads.

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First Published Date: 27 Nov, 21:21 IST