How to Clear App Store Usage Data on iPhone and iPad

Apple keeps track of your App Store usage to provide fully personalized recommendations. Hence, you do not have to spend a lot of time finding out the sort of apps and games that appeal to your taste. While this is a pretty helpful feature, some of you might want to clear App Store usage data on iPhone and iPad for privacy concerns. If you are also of them looking for a quick way to delete the usage data of the App Store on your iOS or iPadOS device, this hands-on guide has got you fully covered.

Clear App Store Usage Data on iOS and iPadOS

The process of cleaning up the App Store usage data is the same for both iOS and iPadOS. That’s the reason why we have shown only iPhone screenshots.

Step 1. First off, open the App Store on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Now, ensure that the Today tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen is selected. Then, tap on your profile in the upper-right corner of the screen.

App Store profile

Step 3. Next, tap Personalized Recommendations.

Step 4. Under the Your Usage of Apps section, tap Clear App Usage Data.

Clear App Store Usage Data on iPhone and iPad

Step 5. Next up, a popup will appear on the screen saying that clearing will only remove app usage data used for personalization on this device. Hit Clear App Usage Data in the popup to confirm the action.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do you manage subscriptions on iPhone?

Head over to the App Store on your iPhone -> your profile -> Subscriptions and then manage all your app subscriptions as per your needs.

2. How can I turn off auto-play videos in App Store?

Go to the Settings app on your iPhone -> App Store -> Video Autoplay and then choose Off.

Wrapping up…

There you go! So, that’s how you can easily wipe out the App Store usage data on your device. As someone who loves to try out a variety of apps, I have always loved using App Store. Since many apps are available for free, I do not have to spend any bucks to test apps.

Not to mention, most paid apps also offer a limited free trial. Therefore, you can install those apps to check what they have to offer before upgrading to the pro variant provide they are able to live up to your expectation. By the way, what do you like most about the App Store and the sort of improvements you would like to see in it? Make sure to share your feedback in the comments section below.

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