How To Block Apps From Tracking Your Activity In iOS 16

Some apps track your online activities so that they can serve you with ads that you’re more likely to click or act upon. But ever since Apple has become more strict about the privacy of its users, apps now have to ask for your permission to track your activity. 

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While it’s difficult to keep track of apps you’ve given permission to track your online activities, Apple made sure that it’s easier to find the screen where you can find these apps. In fact, it’s one of the options under Privacy & Security menu. 

So if you’re interested in learning about these apps and how to stop them from tracking your activity, here’s what you should do: 

  1. From the Home screen, find and tap Settings.

    This will open the Settings app and bring you to the screen where you can change most of the features in your device. 

  2. Scroll down to find Privacy & Security and once found, tap on it.

    This will open a new screen with a lot of options. 

  3. On the next screen, tap Tracking.

    This is the menu where you can find the apps that are tracking your online activity. 

  4. To prevent an app from tracking your activity, tap the switch next to it to disable it.

    With that very simple action, you’ve already improved your privacy and security. 

  5. You can also tap the switch next to Allow Apps to Request to Track.

    You can use this to deny new app requests. 

  6. You may tap Allow Apps to Continue Tracking.

    What it means is that apps that you’ve previously given permission to track your activity will continue tracking. 

  7. You can also tap Ask Apps to Stop Tracking to block the apps that already have your permission.

    This will block previous apps as well as new requests. 

  • iPhone 14
  • iOS 16

And that’s how you block apps from tracking your online activity in iOS 16. 

We hope this guide can help you.

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