Recently, Apple launched the iOS 14.5.1, fixing a glitch with the aid of the latest privacy update system that stopped some users of iPhone to adjust their app tracking settings.
Added along with the iOS 14.5 that was launched last month, the App tracking transparency requires apps to request permission from their users before they would be able to collate data through lots of services, or further sell personal data to brokers for the purpose of advertising
Apple iOS 14.5.1 Privacy Update
This has shown itself to be a controversial introduction. Originally, Apple intended that they would launch the system earlier than iOS 14.5, but they met with push-back from developers and ad networks. Despite the fact that Facebook and others were protesting, it still went live in April.
The way the transparency tracking app is meant to work is that the users are expected to offer the option to allow tracking or opt-out of it if they choose to opt-out, but the app developers would continue making use of the data anyway, they can be excluded from the app store.
By default, the App tracking transparency is designed to come with the settling in other to enable apps to make those requests that were turned on. However, with the launch of iOS 14.5, some of the iPhone users discovered that the toggle in the settings page was grayed-out and it could not be switched on. This meant that the apps were not able to request permission.
iOS 14.5.1 Update
This is one thing that Apple decided to address in today’s iOS 14.5.1 release. “this update fixes an issue with app Tracking Transparency where some users that previously disabled allow apps in other to request to track in settings may not receive the prompts from apps after they have re-enabled it,” Apple explains this in their released notes.
This updates also includes some of the bug fixes and security patches, As stated by apple. It is not a large file download compared to the comparison to iOS 14.5, only around 114 MB in our experience.
The iOS 14.5 gave more than the App tracking Transparency, of course. The software also enabled Apple’s long-anticipated Face ID enhancements for all those that are putting on a mask, which allowed iPhone to be accessed as long as their users unlocked Apple watch was nearby. To add, it enabled AirTag Support, which is needed not only in pair of an Apple’s new tracker to an iPhone, but it also has received alerts if a foreign AirTag is nearby and potentially tracking you surreptitiously.