As of today, Apple allows all US users to download a copy of the last bit of their data from the company.
This feature has been available to EU users since May, thanks to new DSGVO mandates, but now the company has extended this courtesy to American users as well. In other words, just like Google and Facebook, you can now request a copy of all the information Apple has about you, from your shopping activity to iCloud bookmarks and your Apple Care support history.
Privacy Push is one of Apple's new data storage policies designed to make users safer than before by leveraging two-factor authentication as an additional layer of protection and allowing Apple to reject Apple's targeted screens and notifications. Taking a copy of your data is also very useful, especially if you want to be aware of what you share with organizations like this one. Here's how you can acquire yours.
First, go to the Apple Data and Privacy page and you'll be asked to sign in with your Apple ID and password.
After logging in, you are presented with a number of options. Choose "Get started" under "Get a copy of your data" because that's why we're here. Note that if you need to change the account at any point in time, the Sign Out option will be in the upper-right corner of the screen.
Next, you'll see a screen labeled "Get a copy of your data." From here you can choose what data should be included in your "package" of information. You can choose from your activity on the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music by scrolling down the page and disabling individual check boxes. If you want everything, click the "Select All" option and scroll down to click "Next".
Next, you will be prompted to select a maximum file size for your data packet. Your data will be distributed to several files of that size as needed for each part of the package. Once you have made your selection, click on "Complete Inquiry".
You are being led to a "thank you" screen, and that was & # 39; s! From there you just have to wait. Apple will let you know when the download is done by email, and if everything is ok, you can download your data as usual.
That's it – you should get started. Keeping track of such security and privacy practices is always a good idea, as you know for sure, but adding additional layers like this can never hurt.
via The Verge