How to turn off the important sites feature on iPhone to...

IPhone users always rely on the security power of the iOS operating system that Apple has been promoting all the time, but there are some small steps that focus on protecting privacy, which you can take to prevent companies from accessing your important data that helps them target you with ads.

We all know that smartphones have become able to determine the geographical location with extreme accuracy, and keep a record of the sites that you visit, and on the iPhone if there is a place you visit often, it distinguishes it as an important site and saves it in the list of (important sites) Significant Locations that was previously known as (sites) Recurring).

What is the important sites feature in the iPhone?

The iPhone tracks the places you visited recently, as well as the number of visits and times of the visit and saves them in the (Important Sites) list. Apple says: “It uses this feature to improve your experience with location-based features in Maps, Calendar and Photo, such as: Provides motion guidance. Predictive traffic in Maps, create better memories in Photos, and suggest a location for a date in the Calendar app.

But this list includes all the places you visit and the length of your stay, which helps define your behavior and habits and target you with personalized ads. To protect your privacy, there are some settings that you can change.

First; How to access and delete the history of important sites on iPhone:

  • Go to (Settings) Settings.
  • Click on the section (Privacy) Privacy.
  • Click on the option (location services) Location Services, a list of applications will appear for you, in addition to setting the location for each of them.

  • Scroll down to the System Services section; Then click on it.
  • Click on the Significant Locations option, a list of all the sites you frequently visit will appear, and here you can click on any site to see the number of visits and times of visit.
  • To deactivate this feature, press the toggle button next to the Significant Locations option to turn it off.
  • To delete the history of important sites; Scroll down the list, where you will find the option (delete history) Clear History, click on it.
How to turn off the important sites feature on iPhone to protect your privacy

Secondly; How to restrict ad tracking on iPhone:

IPhone phones are characterized by the fact that they support an option to limit tracking of ads that target users according to their interests, and their geographical location, but this option requires you to activate it from the settings, as follows:

  • Go to settings.
  • Click on the (Privacy) section.
  • Scroll down to the option (Ads) Advertising, then click on it.
  • Enable the option (limit ad tracking) Limit Ad Tracking by pressing the toggle button next to it.

To turn off ads based on location, you can follow the following steps:

  • Go to settings.
  • Click on the (Privacy) section.
  • Click on the option (location services) Location Services, then click on the option (system services) System Services.
  • Scroll until you reach the Location-Based Apple Ads option, then press the toggle button – which is next to it – to switch it to off.

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