Limit Ad tracking, on or off?

rubined

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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?
 

aDRock1154

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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.
 

justperry

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I'm a rolling stone.
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?
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.
 

Gav2k

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

Sir Ruben

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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
 

aDRock1154

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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:
 

Gav2k

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