Archive for October 12th, 2012

Techie Tip of the Week: Turn Off Tracking in iOS 6

Friday, October 12th, 2012

You may have heard the news earlier this week that Apple has quietly restarted allowing advertisers and other third parties to track your online behavior as you use apps and browse on your iPhone/iPad/other iOS device. Although it doesn’t identify you as a person, the new technology in iOS 6 does tell advertisers enough information to infer your online behavior.

Today’s tip shows how you can turn off this so-called IDFA (IDentifier For Advertising) technology:

  1. On your iOS 6 device, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General (not Security).
  3. Tap About.
  4. Tap Advertising.


  5. In Limit Ad Tracking, slide to ON.

Once set to ON, you’ll no longer be tracked by advertisers, developers and producers of apps and sites.