How to Stop Apps Tracking You in iOS 14.5

Apple recently released iOS 14.5 to the public and it brings a lot of new features. You can unlock your iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask, choose a default music app, and most importantly, disable app tracking to prevent apps from tracking you on your iPhone/iPad. So, if you’re tired of trying to track all your activity from apps like Facebook over the internet and between apps and services, here’s how to stop apps from tracking you in iOS 14.5.

Prevent Apps from Tracking You in iOS 14.5

It’s pretty well known that most apps on your iPhone try to track you and find out what you like as best they can. But Apple is trying to cut back on that tracking and at least give the user some power to decide which apps are allowed to track them and which aren’t.

Basically, you will now start seeing pop-up notifications whenever an app you have installed wants to track you. If you want the app to be allowed to track you, you can tap ‘Allow’ on the popup. Otherwise, you can Select ‘Request app not to track’ if you value your privacy.

Sounds great, but what if you don’t want to deal with those annoying popups and want to avoid auto-tracking from apps? That’s what we’re discussing in this article and we show you how to stop apps from tracking your activity on iPhones.

How to Prevent Certain Apps from Tracking You

If you previously allowed an app to track you but no longer want it to do so, turn off tracking permissions on an application basis. To learn how to do this, follow the steps below:

  • go Settings -> Privacy -> Tracking.

  • Here you will see a list of apps that are requesting tracking permissions and toggle buttons next to all of them. Disable the toggle for apps you don’t want to let track you.

disable specific app monitoring

This much. The selected app will no longer be able to monitor your activity between apps on your iPhone. However, you can also choose to completely stop app tracking on your iOS 14.5 device.

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How to Turn Off Tracking in iOS 14.5 on iPhone

Follow the steps below to prevent apps from even asking you for permission to monitor your activities.

  • go Settings -> Privacy -> Tracking.

settings tracking privacy

  • You will see an option that says here. ‘Allow Apps to Request Tracking’. Disable this toggle to stop apps from tracking your activities in apps on your iPhone.

disable app monitoring

This much. Apps can no longer show an annoying popup and ask you to allow tracking permissions for them. So you can relax.

Easily Stop App Monitoring with iOS 14.5

That’s pretty much all you need to know about keeping your information more private and secure on an iPhone running iOS 14.5. As we discussed, there are several ways to disable app tracking on your iPhone/iPad and I hope you found at least one of these methods useful. If you are a privacy-conscious user, we also recommend you to read these tips to increase security and privacy in iOS 14. So, are you going to disable app tracking permissions on your iPhone? Let us know in the comments section below.