Safari has ‘Intelligent Tracking Prevention’ that helps in pausing the ads that follow you from site to site. It uses on device machine learning to block the trackers. There are data collection companies who can target you based on characteristics like your browser configuration, installed fonts and plug-ins. Safari has fingerprinting defence which makes difficult for data companies to identify you. So Safari also plays its part when it comes to securing data.
The Maps app is not associated with your Apple ID, so any data send from your device to Maps is directly associated with random identifiers. Maps App makes it easy for you to visit any palces such as clinics, stores even in an unknown city. There are personalised features like finding your parked car, created using the data that helps minimise the amount of data sent to Apple servers. End to end encryption is used to keep all personal data in sync in Maps, hence Apple can’t read them.Even Apple doesnot retain history of what you have searched for or where have you been.
This app uses machine learning to organise all the Photos.
• It can recognise photos by faces, places and helps you to nd them easily.
• You can take backup of Photo Library to iCloud Photos, hence Apple protects your Photos our servers with encryption.
• A13-A14 Bionic chips performs more than 1000 billion operations per photo to recognise faces.
• Albums can be shared with friends and family members with iCloud Photo enabled.
• When you share a photo with a friend or an app, macOS, iOS, and iPadOS allow you choose whether or not to include the photo's location, change history, and depth data.
Messages and FaceTime conversations are encrypted end to end so cannot be read while they are sent between devices. Mail hides your IP address and helps to protect your privacy from prying email sender. During FaceTime and Group FaceTime calls , they are protected with end to end encryption. No Apple device or login required. With iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, you can share a link to connect on FaceTime with friends and family if they are using windows or Android. SharePlay allows you to share experiance from Apple or third party apps in FaceTime calls. The content exchange on theb SharePlay is also end-to-end encrypted.
Health app can keep records of your Health but it can control which information you want to share. It gives all the personal health details such as heart rate to menstrual cycle in the Health App. All the data is encrypted and it can be accessible with passcode, Touch ID or FaceID. You can also share your health data to important person you choose. Data such as heart health, activity, vitals, medical ID, cycle tracking can be shared.
Every one of the 1.8 million applications in the App Store is expected to respect to rigorous privacy requirements and report on how they use your data. Apps you download will ask for permission to access information such as your images or location, but you can easily change your mind about what you share. And, starting with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, you have more control over how applications monitor you using your personal data.
If an app asks for access to your pictures, you may pick which images to share rather than giving them access to your whole collection. You may also enable an app to add a photo to your library without giving it access to your photographs.
All of your personal information is saved on your device rather than being transferred to Apple servers when you ask Siri to read or search for content on your device, such as in Messages and Notes, and when Siri makes suggestions, such as through widgets and Siri Search.
• The QuickType keyboard's Siri Suggestions are enabled via an Apple-developed neural network language mechanism that runs right on your smartphone. Unless you want to share it with Apple, the audio of your requests is now handled solely on your iPhone.
Location permissions provide you fine-grained control over the location data you share to apps. When an app uses your location in the background, you'll get notifications so you can decide whether or not to change your permission. Background tracking alerts now feature a map that tells you where your location was utilised in the background by an app. To protect you against apps that use Bluetooth to identify your location without your permission, iOS now has controls that require an app to ask for permission before using Bluetooth for anything other than music playback.
Sign in with Apple
The most information websites and apps may ask for when you use Sign in with Apple is your name and email address. When you use Sign in with Apple, Apple will not record or analyze you. You can select to hide your email address if you don't want to share it with a certain app or website. Apple can also generate a unique email account for you that links to your real email address.
Log in using Apple needs two-factor verification for your Apple ID so that access to accounts in your favourite applications is more secure. Without having to create a new account, you can quickly and effortlessly sign in to your accounts using Face ID or Touch ID and take full advantage of Apple's two-factor authentication for better privacy and security.
Apple Music : Apple Music does not include commercials from other organizations. When you listen or browse music, Apple gathers certain information about your behaviour to enable customised services like Listen Now, Autoplay, customised mixes, and new release noti cations represent your musical interests.
Apple TV : To personalize your suggestions from Apple TV, it collects information about your location and what you buy on Apple TV. You can easlily stop sharing your location any time. And stop sharing history with Apple.
Apple Arcade : Apple does not collect any personal Data or track you through Apple Arcade and it does not show any third party advertisements.
When your iCloud stuff, such as photographs, contacts, and reminders, is uploaded and stored on Apple's servers, it's protected. Some personal data, such as Home and Health information, is encrypted from end to end, ensuring the greatest degree of data protection.
This information is secured using a key generated from information specific to your device and paired with your device passcode, which is only known by you. No one else has access to or can read this information. For your Apple ID, two-factor authentication adds an extra degree of protection. Even if someone else knows your password, it's meant to help guarantee that you're the only one who can access your account.