Apple recently introduced new “nutrition labels” for privacy in the iPhone App Store. With the help of these labels, you can quickly learn how an app can track you or use your personal information. Let’s explore how to view the privacy policies of apps you already have on your device.
This is for the iPhone
First, open the App Store on your iPhone. Next, tap your profile image in the upper-right corner of your screen. Refer to below image:
Now, in your Profile, tap Purchased. See below image:
Next, select My Purchases. See following image:
Next, you will see a list of every app you have purchased or downloaded to your iPhone. Scroll through the list and tap the icon of the one whose privacy policies you would like to check. Refer to below image:
Now, you will be taken to the App Store page for that particular app. Scroll down the page until you see the App Privacy section. Here, you will see summaries of how the app tracks you or uses your data in sections like Data Used to Track You and Data Linked to You. See below image:
To see more details about the app Privacy, tap on the See Details link. See following image:
Here, you will get a detailed rundown about what information the app stores and how it is used. Refer to below image:
Once you are done, tap Back twice and return to the list of purchased apps. To check another app, tap its icon and repeat the process above. If you do not like what you see, you can always delete the app.
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