To understand what data your iPhone collects, you need to first learn about the many ways in which an iPhone collects data. Firstly, there is the iPhone operating system itself. IPhones are continuously collecting data about your location, your purchase behavior, and the channels you are using. Your iPhone keeps a record of all your transactions and can even decline requests to delete your account. Secondly, you will likely have a range of apps installe onto your iPhone (preferably downloaded via the app store), of which most of them collect an abundance of personal data, as well.
iPhones are designed to sync all data back to the cloud. What does this mean? It means that all your personal information such as messages, pictures, videos, contacts, even emails are stored on Internet servers. In fact, your iPhone is a surveillance tool in your pocket and there are numerous privacy risks that you may be facing.
Even though Apple claims “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone”, that is not entirely true. Nowadays, the iPhone is one of the most powerful devices for storing sensitive data and comes with many apps that can put your valuable data at risk.
iPhones collect all sorts of data about you and your location. They do this regardless of whether you are using your phone or not. So, even if you aren’t using your iPhone, it is still receiving and storing your personal data.
Another thing to remember is that iPhones, just like other devices, can be a target to hackers, viruses, and other cybersecurity threats and put your privacy at risk.