How to Turn Off Tracking on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

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Are you concerned about your privacy and want to turn off tracking on your iPhone? You’ve come to the right place!

In this article, we will guide you through the process step by step. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Open Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the Settings app. It has a gray icon with gears and can usually be found on your home screen.

Step 2: Tap on Privacy

Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down until you find the Privacy option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Select Tracking

In the Privacy menu, you will see various options related to your privacy settings. Look for and tap on the Tracking option.

Step 4: Disable Allow Apps to Request to Track

In the Tracking menu, you will find a toggle switch labeled “Allow Apps to Request to Track”. By default, this switch is enabled. To turn off tracking, simply tap on the toggle switch so that it turns gray.


If this option is already disabled, it means that apps are not allowed to request tracking. However, there are still some additional settings we can explore in the next steps.

Step 5: Manage App Tracking Permissions

Beneath the “Allow Apps to Request to Track” toggle switch, you will find a list of apps that have requested permission for tracking. Here, you can individually manage each app’s tracking permissions.

  • To disable tracking for an app:
    • Tap on an app from the list.
    • You will be presented with options related to that app’s tracking permissions.
    • Toggle off the switch next to “Allow Tracking” to disable tracking for that specific app.
  • To enable tracking for an app:
    • Follow the same steps as above, but toggle on the switch next to “Allow Tracking”.

Step 6: Reset Advertising Identifier

In addition to managing individual app permissions, you also have the option to reset your Advertising Identifier. The Advertising Identifier is a unique identifier assigned to your device for ad tracking purposes. By resetting it, you can remove any accumulated ad-related data.

  • To reset your Advertising Identifier:
    • Go back to the Privacy menu.
    • Select Advertising.
    • Tap on Reset Advertising Identifier.
    • A confirmation prompt will appear, asking if you want to reset your identifier. Tap on Reset Identifier to proceed.


Congratulations! You have successfully turned off tracking on your iPhone.

By following these steps, you can protect your privacy and limit unwanted data collection. Remember, it’s always a good idea to review and manage your privacy settings periodically. Stay in control of your personal information!

We hope this guide has been helpful. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding iPhone privacy settings, feel free to explore our other articles or reach out to Apple support for assistance.

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