How to See Which Apps Are Tracking Your Activity on Your iPhone or iPad

Introduction

Have you ever wondered why you see an ad for something in one app that you just searched for in another app? It’s because historically apps you’ve installed on your Apple iPhone or iPad have had permission to track your activity in your other apps. If you don’t like the thought of Facebook or other apps following your every move on your iPhone or iPad Apple gives you the option to turn off the ability for apps to track your activity across other apps and websites you use or access on your device. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.

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Steps to See Which Apps Are Tracking Your Activity on Your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad, and then tap “Privacy” in this menu. The Privacy menu is shown.
  2. Tap “Tracking” in the menu. The Tracking screen is displayed.
  3. If the Allow Apps to Request to Track feature is enabled, you’ll see a list of apps that have requested permission to track your activity across other apps and websites. Within this list you can toggle on or off any apps where you want to change their permissions. Alternatively, if you don’t want any apps to be able to track your activity on your iPhone or iPad, you can simply toggle the feature off. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in the YouTube video below.

About Max

Max has nearly 20 years of experience working in IT across three different industries in project management and management capacities: publishing, telecommunications and healthcare. He holds the following degrees and certifications: BS Communications, MA Communications, MBA and Project Management Professional (PMP). His tutorial-focused YouTube channel earned more than 100,000 subscribers in its first four years, and currently has more than 160,000 subscribers, 110,000,000 video views and an insane 2.4 million hours of watch time. Max enjoys learning new technology, reading and collecting comic books, listening to audiobooks and playing video games.

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