In today’s Internet connected world privacy is often seen as a thing of the past. However, iOS does offer some privacy controls that you might find useful while browsing the Web. If you use Safari as your primary browser there are some things you should know.
Go to Settings > Safari to get started. Here you can enable ‘Prevent Cross-Site Tracking’ to make it harder for advertisers to gather and share advertising data. This won’t stop you from seeing advertisements though, the result will simply be advertisements for products you probably don’t care about. You can also ask websites not to track you but, keep in mind this is like putting a t-shirt on that says “Don’t Poke Me.” Odds are, people are going to poke you.
You can further limit tracking by disabling ad tracking and periodically resetting your advertising identifier. Both of these can be done under Settings > Privacy > Advertising
Another really vital way to protect your phones privacy is by utilizing the best VPNs. With the crackdowns on internet privacy and restriction of the internet freedom act. It’s now more imperative than ever to use a top VPN provider.