How to Stop Your Friends’ Facebook Apps From Collecting Data on iPhone, Android and Computer

Did you know that even your friends could allow third-party apps to access your personal data? Enough is enough; follow this upfront guide to easily prevent your friends' Facebook apps from collecting your data so that some of your personal information is no longer exploited!

Many of you would be surprised to know that even your friends give third-party apps and services access to your personal data when they sign up for them using Facebook! Wondering what sort of data they use even without your permission? Well, they have the unhindered access to your bio, birthday, family and relationships, religious and political views, if you are online and more. Feel shocked after discovering this truth? Follow this quick guide to stop your friends’ Facebook apps from collecting your data.

The process is more or less same for iOS, Android, and computer. Hence, you can use any of these devices to prevent the third-party apps from abusing your personal data.

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How to Stop Your Friends Facebook Apps From Collecting Your Data on iPhone, Android and Computer

How to Stop Your Friends’ Facebook Apps From Collecting Your Data on iPhone, Android, and Computer

How to Stop Your Friends’ Facebook Apps From Collecting Your Data on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Facebook on your iOS device.

Open Facebook app on your iOS device

Step #2. Now, tap on Menu button at the bottom right corner.

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Tap Menu Icon

Step #3. Next, tap on Settings and select Account Settings.

Tap on Settings and select Account Settings in iOS Facebook App

Step #4. Next, tap on Apps.

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Tap on Apps in iOS Facebook App Settings

Step #5. Up next, you have to tap on the Apps others use.

Tap on Apps others use in iOS Facebook App Settings

On the next screen, you can see what sort of data the apps have accessed. You need to tap on each item in the list to uncheck it.

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Uncheck each item to Stop your Friends Facebook Apps From Collecting Your Data on iPhone and iPad

That’s done! From now onwards, the apps and services your friends are using will no longer have the access to your Facebook data.

How to Stop Your Friends’ Facebook Apps From Collecting Your Data on Android

Step #1. Launch Facebook on your Android device and tap on the menu at the top right corner.

Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on Account Settings →Tap on Apps.

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Tap on Account Settings and then Apps in Android Facebook App

Step #3. Next, tap on Apps others use and then tap on each item to uncheck them.

Tap on Apps others use and then tap on each item to uncheck to Stop Facebook Apps From Collecting Data on Android

How to Stop Your Friends’ Facebook Apps From Collecting Your Data on Computer

Step #1. Open any web browser and head over to Facebook.com

Step #2. Now, click on the menu button at the top right corner and select Settings.

Step #3. Next, Click on Apps.

Click on Apps in Facebook Settings on Computer

Step #4. Next up, Go to Apps others use section and click on Edit.

Click on Apps others use Edit in Facebook Settings

Now Uncheck the items you don’t want to share with your friends and then click on Save.

Uncheck items you don't want to share with Facebook friends, then click on Save

That’s pretty much it!

Offer more privacy to your personal info

It’s high time you offered more security to your private data. You can customize your privacy settings to keep your personal info shielded. There is also an option to completely stop third-party apps from abusing your data.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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