Apps can no longer monitor you if you have iOS 14.5 installed. Here’s everything you need to know to get started

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If you’ve spent any time shopping online, you’re probably familiar with the creepy feeling that arises when you click on a pair of shoes and find an ad for that very pair follows you on every site and app you visit for the next week. A new feature on your iPhone in iOS 14.5 and later operating systems aims to keep your online life more private by giving you the option to turn off ad tracking within apps you use.

Take less than a minute to change a setting that will improve your privacy and help prevent ads from following you across the internet. Here’s how to do it.
With iOS 14.5, you can stop apps from tracking you across the internet, so you should see fewer ads following you.

The App Tracking Transparency feature arrived with April’s iOS 14.5 update. Unless you give explicit permission to an app (including those made by Apple), it can’t use your data for targeted ads, share your location data with advertisers or share your advertising ID or any other identifiers with third parties. This change — first unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2020 — has drawn support from privacy advocates and criticism from companies like Facebook, who say it will hurt its ad business.

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The move comes alongside other efforts from Apple to increase transparency and privacy, which CEO Tim Cook called a “fundamental human right” in April. With the release of iOS 14.3 in December, users began seeing app “nutrition labels” informing them of the data an app requests before downloading it from the App Store.

Here’s how to use the new App Tracking Transparency feature to control which apps are able to track you.

How to turn off app tracking on new apps
When you download and open a new app, you’ll get a notification that asks if you want to let the app track your activity across other companies’ apps and websites. You’ll also see information about what the app would track. You can tap either Ask App not to Track or Allow.

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When you download an app, you’ll see a notification pop up giving you a choice of whether or not you want to give the app permission to track you.

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You can also opt out of app tracking across every app you download by going to Settings > Privacy > Tracking, and toggling off Allow Apps to Request to Track. This means any app that tries to ask for your permission will be automatically blocked from asking and informed that you have requested not to be tracked. And all apps (other than those you’ve given permission to track in the past) will be blocked from accessing your device’s information used for advertising, according to Apple.

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