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How to Change Your Mobile Web Browser Settings to Stop Online Tracking

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This blog post shows you how to change your mobile web browser settings to prevent online tracking. My advice is to combine the steps presented here with those in How to Keep from Being Tracked Online to protect yourself from the snoops that follow you around the internet.

 

As I said in the last post:

“Your data belongs to you and you have a right to keep it safe from prying eyes..”

 

How to Change Your Mobile Web Browser Settings to Stop Online Tracking

 

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Google Chrome app.
  2. Tap the 3 dot menu in the upper right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Privacy and security.
  5. Tap Safe Browsing.
  6. You have a decision to make here. Choose either Enhanced Protection or Standard Protection. Enhanced is better for security in that data is sent to Google to be checked for anything dangerous. Standard offers protection without sending the data to Google. If what you want is to stop as much tracking as you can then go with Standard. The choice is yours.
  7. Tap the arrow in the upper left of your screen to go back.
  8. Tap Do Not Track.
  9. Make sure that the option is toggled on.

 

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox app.
  2. Tap the 3 dot menu in the lower or upper right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap settings.
  4. Tap Enhanced Tracking Protection.
  5. Select Custom.
  6. Make sure there is a checkmark beside Cookies. In the dropdown select All third-party cookies.
  7. Make sure there is a checkmark beside Tracking content. In the dropdown select In all tabs.
    Make sure there are checkmarks beside Cryptominers, Fingerprinters, and Redirect Trackers.
  8. Tap the arrow in the upper left of your screen to go back.
  9. Tap Data collection.
  10. Toggle off all options on the screen.

 

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.
  2. Tap the 3 dot menu at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Privacy and Security.
  5. Tap Diagnostic data.
  6. Clear the checkmark beside Optional diagnostic data.
  7. Tap Tracking prevention.
  8. Choose Balanced.
  9. Tap the arrow in the upper left of your screen to go back.
  10. Tap Do Not Track.
  11. Make sure the option is toggled on.

 

The instructions for other mobile web browsers should be similar to the above.

Online tracking as well as privacy and security in general are of the utmost importance to your safety online. Your personal privacy is your right and your responsibility to protect Follow the tips listed above and in How to Keep from Being Tracked Online and you will be far safer than you are right now. Your personal information, reputation, and identity are worth protecting.

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