Major iOS 14.5 bug fixed: IDFA option on privacy tracking page can be adjusted by itself

On April 27, Apple launched the official version of iOS 14.5. In addition to the update that Apple Watch can unlock iPhone, support AirTag, dual-SIM5G and other features, the most attention is still the public launch of the transparent App privacy tracking function.

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IDFA option on privacy tracking page can be adjusted by itself

However, many users upgraded to iOS14.5 and found that the App privacy tracking function of the phone was abnormal: the IDFA option on the [Settings] – [Privacy] – [Tracking] page appeared to be grayed out and could not be opened.

Apple urgently launched iOS14.5.1 with the intention of solving the bug

In the early morning of May 5, Apple released iOS 14.5.1 after a week.

According to media reports, in the installation log of this update, Apple pointed out that it fixed the bug that the application tracking transparency option (i.e. allowing App request tracking) turned gray. some foreign users’ IDFA option has become operable after the update, so it can be seen that Apple intends to solve this bug through iOS 14.5.1.

However, the Seven Wheat Research Institute found that after updating to iOS 14.5.1, the IDFA option was still gray, and some domestic users also encountered the same situation after updating.

After more than 20 days, the “graying” problem is solved

After the emergence of the “graying bug”, the Seven Wheat Research Institute has been paying attention to the follow-up dynamic. Last week on the 18th, 7Mai Research Institute tested and found that the bug that the IDFA option on the [Tracking] page was grayed out and could not be opened has been fixed, and the App can pop up a pop-up window normally asking users “whether to allow tracking”, and users can manage the App’s privacy tracking permission uniformly on this page.

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With the bug fixes in iOS 14.5, developers can now use the transparent app privacy tracking feature with confidence. It has been one month since the official implementation of Apple’s new privacy policy, and the Seven Wheat Research Institute found that the highest authorization rate of users allowed to obtain IDFA is above 30% by collecting and comparing statistics from different statistical platforms. Want to learn more about the authorization rate of platform statistics and how to set pop-up windows to increase the IDFA authorization rate? Click here to see the article “Apple’s new privacy rules have been in effect for 1 month! It’s time for developers to get their hands dirty with IDFA authorization pop-ups!

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