Apple has rolled out its new iOS app privacy labels (the equivalent of the nutrition label for apps) to third-party and third-party apps. Learn how to check iOS app privacy information for apps in the App Store as well as those preloaded on iPhone and iPad to fully understand how your information is being used.
Apple first showcased its new iOS app privacy initiative during WWDC in June 2020. Now they’re officially live in the App Store for Apple apps and third-party software, as well as on Apple’s website for its apps that are not on the App Store (preinstalled apps).
Apple describes the privacy details of its iOS app as akin to nutrition labels on food. Apple’s goal with this initiative is to better educate users about the privacy practices of individual apps. The iOS app privacy labels are divided into three parts:
- Data used to track you
- Data related to you
- Data not linked to you
If you’re reading this it probably won’t come as a surprise, but the iOS app privacy details you’ll learn can certainly lead you to change what apps you use, or at least what information you share with them. Let’s dive into …
For Apple and applications third parties sure the app Store
- From your iPhone or iPad, open the App Store application
- Find or pull up an app that you want to see privacy details on
- Swipe down below the app description and ratings until you see app privacy
- Press on View the details about full iOS app privacy details
- You can also find privacy information on the web for apps, just search the web for “App Store ‘app name’” and you will see the privacy label below the comments (click “See details” for the full overview)
For Apple applications who born are not sure the app store
IOS app privacy details can be quite long for apps like Facebook – such as scary long (nearly 14 iPhone 12 screens long):