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How to block apps from tracking you in iOS 14.5

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Apple rolled out the iOS 14.5 update last night, and the new App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature is probably one of the most-talked-about privacy updates for the iPhone.

This new feature will force apps to ask for your permission if they want to track your data and use it to serve you targeted advertisements. To use it, first, you’ll need to update your phone to iOS 14.5 via Settings > General > Software update.

To turn on apps’ requests for permission to track you, head to Settings > Privacy > Tracking. Turning the “Allow Apps to Request to Track” will enable popups like the one shown below in the image.