How to down­load your per­sonal data from Ap­ple

Ap­ple’s pri­vacy web­site also now lets you get a copy of the data that Ap­ple col­lects about you. Here’s how to get yours now.

Macworld (USA) - - Contents - BY RO­MAN LOY­OLA

Ap­ple re­cently un­veiled a re­vamped pri­vacy web­site ( go.mac­world.com/aprv) to ed­u­cate users on how the com­pany han­dles the per­sonal in­for­ma­tion that it col­lects. The web­site cov­ers how your data is pro­tected, who can ac­cess it, and IOS and Mac fea­tures you can use to fur­ther pro­tect your per­sonal data. Ap­ple’s new pri­vacy web­site also now lets you get a copy of the data that Ap­ple col­lects about you. Here’s how to get your copy.

HOW TO DOWN­LOAD YOUR PER­SONAL DATA FROM AP­PLE

1. On the Ap­ple pri­vacy web­site, go to the Man­age Your Pri­vacy sec­tion ( go.mac­world.com/mnpr).

2. The top of the Man­age Your Pri­vacy web­site is a sec­tion called “Here’s how to man­age your pri­vacy.” Click on Man­age Your Ap­ple ID.

3. Scroll to the “Take charge of your data” sec­tion. Click on Visit Your Data And Pri­vacy Page ( go.mac­world.com/dprv).

4. You will need to en­ter your Ap­ple ID and your pass­word.

5. If you have two-fac­tor au­then­ti­ca­tion on, you will get an alert say­ing that your Ap­ple ID is be­ing used to sign in to a de­vice. Click Al­low and you will get a pass­code that you’ll need to en­ter into the web­site.

6. On the Data And Pri­vacy page that ap­pears, look for a sec­tion called, “Get a copy of your data” and click on the Get Started link.

7. On the “Get a copy of your data” page, you can choose the data points you want to down­load. Se­lect the points you want, or click on the Se­lect All but­ton if you want ev­ery­thing.

8. At the bot­tom of the page is a sec­tion la­beled, “The fol­low­ing items may be large and take a long time to down­load.” Se­lect the items you want.

9. Click on the Con­tinue but­ton at the bot­tom of the page.

10. The next page asks you to choose a max­i­mum file size. Your data will be di­vided into the chunks that you de­fine here. Make a se­lec­tion in the pop-up menu.

11. Click on Com­plete re­quest. A mes­sage will ap­pear that says that Ap­ple is pre­par­ing your data, and it may take up to 7 days for you to get your data. You can check on­line on the sta­tus of your re­quest ( go. mac­world.com/dprv). ■

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