Most devices have controls where you can set your privacy preferences. You can decide whether apps and websites have permission to track your location, gain access to your photos, send personalized ads, and much more.
Be sure to check the settings and permissions for each of your apps and make changes that match your comfort level. You may also consider deleting apps that you don’t need or use.
While it’s important to be aware of your settings, sharing your personal information with third parties via your device can be a good thing. For example, by turning on location-based sharing, you can quickly find a restaurant near you or hail a ride with just a few clicks of an app. Turning off certain settings—like your location for maps—may cause apps to not function as you expect.