Facebook created a way for users to download the data it has about them after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but Apple has always had a way for you to download everything it has on you. But if the company doesn’t collect personal information on its users, what then are you downloading?
What Data Does Apple Collect About Me?
- All apps, songs, books, videos and in-app purchases made on Apple devices.
- All songs stored in iTunes Match.
- All products purchased from Apple (with their serial numbers).
- All customer support queries you’ve made.
- All repairs made to your Apple devices: the damaged components and serial numbers of replacement components that were added.
How to download your Apple data
- Open the Privacy Contact Form.
- Select a language you’d like to make the request in.
- In the selection box after “I have a question about”, choose Privacy issues.
- Fill the form with the required details and submit. Make sure you mention that you wish to download a copy of your personal data in the Comments field.
- Wait for a response. This doesn’t usually take long, and you’ll be asked to provide your Apple ID, previous AppleCare support case number and a registered product serial number for identification.
After this, you’d have to wait for some time for the zip file containing an archive of your data to be sent to you via email.