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Disable Usage Information Sharing on iPhone

Submitted by on December 19, 2011 – 1:23 am 8 Comments

Carrier IQ is software installed on your iPhone by Apple at the request of the service providers. This system utility collect detailed usage and location data on your phone and sends it to the service providers. Supposedly, this was done to improve quality of service. In reality, however, if any such improvement actually occurred, it was only a side-effect.

While AT&T and others are currently being investigated by the Congress and sued by the customers, Apple promised to remove or disable this intrusive logging application. Most latest Apple devices running iOS 5 have Carrier IQ turned off by default. To verify this and, if necessary, to disable this utility, follow these simple steps:

Tap on “Settings” -> “General” -> “About” -> “Diagnostic & Usage” -> “Don’t Send” (see screenshots below). Carrier IQ checks this settings when your iPhone boots. Thus, it would be a good idea to reboot your phone at this point: hold the power and “Home” button simultaneously for several seconds, until the screen goes black and the the Apple logo appears. Wait for the phone to finish booting and double-check the “Diagnostic & Usage” setting to make sure it is still set to “Don’t Send”.

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  • The Inc says:

    I am trying to find a recipe to make apple cobbler from scratch, since I don’t have any access to some Cake mixes needed in some other recipies I looked up. Also, if you could give the measurments in grams, and Celsius, as oposed to cups and Farenheit.

  • Ryan Z says:

    Apple does need all the money, the little guys do. So what is Apple actually making and what is the artist receiving?

  • xiM Clutch says:

    For Thanksgiving, I’m making some special cinnamon apples that I always make for the holidays, but I’m not sure what kind of apple to use. I’m essentially cutting them into pieces, throwing them in a sautee pan, and cooking them in brown sugar and cinnamon. Keeping that in mind, would I want a sweeter type of apple, or more tart? If you have a specific type that you think will go well in this kind of recipe, please let me know. Thanks in advance.

  • Anny says:

    I just noticed that apple cider seems more fresh, and bubbly.

  • Chester says:

    I have two dwarf apple trees (golden delicious and red delicious).

    By August and September, the apples have bugs in them, and a lot of apples fall down from tree possibly because of squirrels.

  • Duke says:

    I was eating an apple a couple of days ago, when I bit down on the core and got a seed in my mouth. I took it outside, and planted it in the garden. And I was just wondering how long apple trees take to grow. Is it a couple of months, or is it a couple of years?
    A year? Darn, I was planning on harvesting my apples in November. :(

  • Miguel M says:

    On the US Apple store for a 32G iPod Touch it’s $499 which is approx. €320. However on the Irish apple store the same product is €430. Has is got something to do with the technology involved? Nothing is mentioned on the Apple store.

  • Rishi says:

    I want to make apple and cinnamon muffins for a school assignment. I was going to use dried apple but I’m not sure it will taste any good.

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