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Screenshot: Khamosh Pathak Every year, Apple releases new features that both improve data privacy on the iPhone, and set a new benchmark for the industry as a whole. With iOS 15, it’s all about transparency. iOS 15.2 brings a new feature called App Privacy Report that provides a visual, easy-to-read report of all the ways an app is using or transmitting your private data. How to enable App Privacy Report on iPhone and iPad App Privacy Report is one of the features that isn’t enabled by default after you upgrade to iOS 15.2 or iPadOS 15.2. Go to Settings > Privacy > App Privacy Report , and tap the “ Turn on App Privacy Report ” to enable the feature. Your iPhone will start logging app and network activity going forward. Come back after you have used some apps to see the data report. How to read your App Privacy Report If you have used the Screen Time feature to track your app usage, you might be familiar with this layout. The App Privacy Report will show you activity for the past week, broken down into four distinct sections. Data and Sensor Access Here, you’ll see when and how many times an app accesses your iPhone’s sensors or app data, including your camera, location, contacts, photo library, or microphone. This is where you’ll be able to figure out if an app is accessing data it shouldn’t be—if it is, you can go to the particular setting to disable access. […]