Limit Ad tracking, on or off?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rubined, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. rubined macrumors member

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    I have seen people say that your battery life can be improved by turning it off and others say by turning it on. Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  2. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not so sure about the battery, but I leave it on...

    I don't care if the ads or random or cater to me; at the end of the day, they're still obnoxious.
     
  3. justperry macrumors 604

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    My opinion is that it's BS, if set to on it is send to Apple once, then all the participating Apps know the iPhones Preference and the server will send the add without contacting the phone's preference.
    Location Services will consume battery, this one I don't think so.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wrong! Put the status icon on at the bottom and watch every time you launch safari and it refreshes the page
     
  5. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    I turned it off on both my iPhone and iPad. Ads are of no worth to me, to the extent that I will deliberately look around them wherever possible. So in that sense it doesnt need my data, I would just be wasting peoples time :D
     
  6. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    Just to clarify (excuse my ignorance)..

    When you have "Limit Ad Tracking" set to "ON", doesn't that limit it?

    Also, if you had it set to "OFF", it would not limit the ad tracking? (it would keep tracking you)

    I need coffee... :confused:
     
  7. iRooney macrumors 6502

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    Um...what?
     
  8. justperry macrumors 604

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    Somehow I don't understand it either.

    Isn't iAd App based, yes safari is an App but it's a browser while most others are not.
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    The add's are at the top of web pages and in apps. There location based using location services.
     
  10. justperry macrumors 604

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    In Apps it shows up but not in Safari, I switched it on and off, makes no difference here, don't see iAds.:)
     

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