Apple now assigns you to download all the data it keeps about you, your purchases, and how you interact with Apple handlings.
It started providing an easy way for European users to request this statistics earlier this year because of GDPR, a European privacy balancing, but now the website is available to Americans, too.
So last week, I requested what Apple be informs about me after 10 years of heavily using Apple artefacts. After five days, Apple sent me an email with download tie-ups to nearly 17 GB of data including my entire iCloud drive. On the website, you can also ask Apple to chide what it knows about you and delete your account.
Apple has aggressively positioned itself as the tech titan that’s most aligned with users on security and privacy, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has upright gone so far to say that privacy is a human right. So Apple’s user materials interface needs to be stellar to match up with its rhetoric.
Here’s what it was cognate with:
Turns out, it’s easy to access Apple’s new user data portal. Start at sequestration.apple.com. Then, you’ll be asked for your Apple ID and password.
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A single time finally you’re in, you have a few options, including downloading your data, correcting your information, and deactivating or deleting your account.
Today, we’re importuning a copy of our data. So click on the button that says “request a replica of your data.”
Apple will tell you all the singular kinds of data that it has on you, along with the formats they surface in. It will ask what’s the largest file size you can handle.
But you can’t download your purchaser data right then. Apple has to prepare the download, which takes a few days. I requested my details on a Friday, and got an email that it was ready the next Tuesday.
Here are all the comprehensive categories of data that Apple keeps about me. I can download them apart or all at once. For example, I probably don’t need to download what I have on iCloud oblige, because that stuff is already on my hard drive.
Some of the overindulge that Apple is keeping is pretty interesting, such as this text about my Apple Pay transaction history and credit cards.
There was also low-down about every time I’ve had a repair at an Apple Store, reported a emotionally upset to Apple Maps, and, oddly, every time I received and opened a selling email from Apple.
Ultimately, nothing in the gigabytes of place in orders I downloaded really surprised me. But if it had, I could also deactivate or delete my account question.
If you want to see what data Apple has about you, descend upon privacy.apple.com.