If the company wants to continue to provide updated versions of its apps on the App Store, Apple is now forcing the company to use its new Privacy Labels launched in December 2020. This also includes Apple’s own applications.
If you want to review Apple’s data collection policy, you can explore its vast privacy overview. However, if you only want to know the data collection policies of some of your apps, there is an easier way to check the Apple Privacy Labels of your own apps instead of going to the App Store.
Instead, visit the “Labels” section of the Apple privacy page, and you will see all Privacy Labels for everything Apple runs on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, or watchOS. Yes, this is a pretty big list: 103 in all. (I have counted.)
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In each application, you will see one of two boxes: one indicates that Apple is collecting your data, but is not associated with you, and the other indicates that Apple is collecting Data that can be forced back to you.
Apple did not elaborate on how to adjust the privacy settings for each application, nor did it elaborate on whether you can do this on your specific operating system. I recommend looking at what you can adjust in the privacy settings of your operating system, whether it’s adjusting the services and permissions of an application, or opening individual applications to see what they can do on your device.
If you want to be as anonymous as possible on your device (such as setting location services and scanning permissions), don’t forget Apple’s general privacy and tracking settings. For example, you may not be able to specifically prevent the File application from sharing anonymous usage data with Apple, but you can usually restrict the scans sent by the device. Hope your adjustments will cover any applications you have searched in the Apple list.