Make it Harder for Advertisers to Track You on Mobile

Feb 24, 2018 11:03:51 AM / by Himanshu Dwivedi

The need for privacy has never been greater. We have summarized a way on both iPhone and Android for you to adjust your mobile settings so that advertisers will have difficulty tracking you on your device. Being a mobile security company our top priority is ensuring consumers have the information they need to make smart choices when it comes to privacy settings on their phones and mobile devices. 

Make it harder for advertisers to track you on Mobile

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On your iPhone

  1. Settings -> Privacy -> Advertising
  2. Ensure “Limit Ad Tracking” is enabled
  3. Tap on “Reset Advertising Identifier…”

Step 3 will reset the Apple Advertiser ID (known as the IDFA), which will make it harder for advertisers to track your behavior. Repeat step 3 as often as you can, as the more resets, the harder it is to track you.

 

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On your Android phone

  1. Gears -> Google -> Ads
  2. Ensure “Opt out of Ads Personalization” is enabled
  3. Tap on “Reset advertise ID”

Step 3 will rest the Google Advertiser ID, which will make it harder for advertisers to track your behavior. Repeat step 3 as often as you can, as the more resets, the harder it is to track you.

If you have any questions, please contact us HERE. 

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Topics: Mobile App Security, privacy, Apple

Himanshu Dwivedi

Written by Himanshu Dwivedi

CEO of Data Theorem, Inc.