In this guide, you’ll learn how to prevent apps from accessing your iPhone data using the app’s privacy reporting feature.
Apple’s iOS 15 update has seen several significant updates and added features for the iPhone, and one of those features is the app’s privacy notice. This feature allows iOS users to track and stop certain apps from accessing their data, such as their camera, microphone, contacts, or even location.
If you have an iPhone 6s or later and have updated to iOS 15.2, you can use this feature to prevent apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even Tinder from tracking your location or accessing your camera.
- First, tap on the Settings icon and head to Privacy.
- Next, scroll down and tap “App Privacy Report.”
- Finally, tap on the Turn On App Privacy Report to enable this feature.
How to Enable iPhone App Privacy Report
That’s all. After some minutes, you should be able to see the list of apps included in the report. You can follow the steps below to understand the information in the report.
- Tap on the Settings icon and go to Privacy.
- Again, scroll down and tap on the App Privacy Report.
- Now, you should tap on any app under Data and Sensor Access and then check the timeline of various permissions accessed.
- Under App Network Activity, you can tap on an app to see how many domains an app has accessed.
- You can also tap on some of the domains under Most Contacted Domains to see which apps accessed that domain.
This App Privacy Report feature on iOS 15 allows users to protect their information by checking permission usage, network activity, website network activity, as well as the most frequently contacted domains on the mobile device in question.
The Application Network Activity and Most Contacted Domains sections can help you see when multiple applications are accessing a particular domain, which may be a sign that the domain is building a profile on you by combining your activity across those applications.