Control 3rd-party app’s access to iOS apps – iPhone


We talked about the access of connected sites to Gmail account and controlling the access to the online profiles, now lets see how to control access to your iOS apps. Whether it is iPhone, iPod or iPad, the privacy feature of iOS is very useful to manage various 3rd-party app’s access to the iOS features.

The Privacy feature was introduced with iOS 6. It is like a firewall in hands of the end-user to manage the access to the iOS features and can decide what they want to share. The iOS feature list includes – Location Services, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Photos, Bluetooth Sharing, Facebook and Twitter. For example, one can decide which all 3rd-party apps can access the iOS Calender app.

How to control the access to iOS features

1. Go to ‘Settings’ on your iDevice and click open on ‘Privacy’ option.


2. Under Privacy, you will see the list of iOS apps, including Facebook and Twitter.


3. Click on Location Services. The next screen will show the list of 3rd-Party apps accessing your iOS location services. Use the ON/OFF button to control access to the Location Services.



Similarly you can decide the access to the other iOS apps.