Here are a few headlines from early April:
iOS 14.5 is making the biggest change to apps in years - here's how
Apple Now Rejecting App Updates That Defy iOS 14.5 App Tracking Transparency Rules
Apple reminds developers to prepare for App Tracking Transparency ahead of iOS 14.5 release
Then iOS 14.5 was released on 04/26/21.
I approached it cautiously. First on my iPhone, then my iPad, then my iPad Mini, ...
But I haven't seen any of these predicted pop-ups.
Business Insider has a good explanation here.
However, some people who've updated to iOS 14.5 haven't seen any permission pop-ups.Mobile-advertising experts suggested three possible reasons.1. The 'allow apps to request to track' privacy setting is toggled off2. Some users might not have the option to toggle 'allow apps to request to track' on3. Some apps haven't rolled out the prompt yet
What should YOU do?
Go ahead and install iOS 14.5. Then go to Settings, then Privacy, then Tracking. Make sure the slide for "Allow Apps to Request to Track" is to the left.
That'll turn off all of those pop-ups.