Like other tech companies, Apple stores information about you on their servers. However, unlike others, the company does not collect data such as your location, messages, etc.
Thanks to a special technology Apple, it can keep information about each user absolutely private.
What does Apple know about you?
The list of private information that Apple collects about you is rather short compared to other companies like Facebook and Google.
Apple knows the following about you:
- Apps you downloaded
- Every time you update apps
- Books, movies and other media you've downloaded
- All songs you store in iTunes Match
- In-app purchases
- All devices from Apple that you purchased and their serial numbers
- Each purchase Apple Care
- Every official repair and the essence of the breakdown
- Serial numbers of old and new parts
In short, Apple essentially only knows about your purchases and actions in App Store / iTunes.
What's not in your archive Apple
There is no data in your archive that is stored in Apple ID. These are Calendars, Emails iCloud, iTunes content, etc.
If you use iCloud, then you know that we store data for a very short time. IMessage and FaceTime conversations are encrypted so that no one but the sender and recipient can view them. We cannot decipher this data. The same goes for your location data, map searches and queries Siri.
How to download your archive Apple
To download a copy of everything they know about you Apple, you need to contact the contact team Apple.
1) Go to apple.com / legal / privacy /.
2) Select your language from the list.
3) Scroll down to Access Personal Information and click on the Privacy Contact Form link in the text.
Note: You can also visit this page directly: apple.com/legal/privacy/en-ww/contact/.
4) Choose your language.
5) From the menu next to I have a question about a topic, select the option Privacy.
6) Enter your first name, last name, e-mail and subject. In the letter itself, just write that you need a copy of your personal information that Apple stores.
7) Click Submit.
8) You should receive a response from the team Apple, where you will be asked to wait another 24-48 hours. In the reply, indicate the following information about your Apple ID:
- Name and surname
- Apple ID
- Physical adress
- Phone number
- Your device serial number
- Care number Apple if available
This is to verify your identity.
Tip: To double-check all your details, go to your Apple ID via appleid.apple.com.
To find out the serial number of your device, go to Settings and click on your name.
9) After that you will receive an email with a link to download the archive. Download the zip file and open it.
Note: Please be patient as it may take over a week to create the archive. In addition, the email will contain the password for the ZIP file for maximum protection.
You will be surprised at how little Apple knows about you.
The archive will not contain the history of your location, your messages and other data that can be used to identify you.
How the request is processed
According to Apple, if you send a request, observing all the conditions listed above, you will receive an archive of your data.
“We will provide you with access (copy) for any purpose, including requesting correction or deletion of any data, as long as it does not violate the law,” the support document says.
Apple may not process:
- Frivolous queries
- Requests for information about other users
- Impractical queries
- Requests that break the law
You can check your Apple ID information on appleid.apple.com.