Stop Website Tracking on iOS

posted in: iOS, Security

Websites track us. Yeah, it happens. They use the data to deliver targeted ads to websites, social media, etc.

There is a neat little feature built into iOS that kind of stops this. It’s enabled by default but check it just incase.

  • Open the Settings app
  • Scroll down to Safari and tap it
  • Scroll down to ‘Prevent Cross-Site Tracking’ and make sure its enabled.

Optional, but also highly recommended is to also enable:
Ask Websites not to Track Me’ and ‘Fraudulent Website Warning

Lastly, scroll up a little and find ‘Block Pop-ups’. It’s a good one to enable as well.

It wont stop ads, but will stop you being tracked and stop the ability for websites and social media to target you with ads.