Advertising IDs are unique identifiers that are used by companies to serve targeted ads based on your activity. It is similar to browser cookies and helps companies use data like your location, shopping habits, and app usage to show you ads that you’re more likely to interact with.
How to reset Advertising ID on Apple iPhone
Step 1: Open the “Settings” app from your Apple iPhone’s home screen.
Step 2: In the Settings menu, select the “Privacy” option.
Step 3: Now, tap “Apple Advertising” at the bottom of the page.
Step 4: Simply toggle off the switch for “Personalized Ads.”
That’s all there is to it! Apple has been working on limiting how applications can track user and collect data, which makes things like advertising IDs less scary on iPhones compared to the Android phones.
Reset Advertising ID on Android smartphone
Step 1: On your Android smartphone, open the Settings app.
Step 2: In the Settings screen, scroll down and tap on “Google.”
Step 3: Now, select “Ads” and then tap on “Reset Advertising ID.”
Step 4: After this, you will get a confirmation pop-up. Click on the “Ok” button.
Step 5: Toggle the switch on for “Opt Out of Ads Personalization” and again click on the “Ok” button in the confirmation pop-up.
That’s it! You have now successfully reset your advertising ID on your Android smartphone and now you won’t get targeted advertisement. This means that the ads on the device won’t be based on your interest, which is good as far as privacy is concerned.