Did you know that your iPhone collects a ton of information about hardware and OS specifications and performance and usage data? Well, now you know.
However, that doesn’t mean much if you can’t read iPhone analytics data. And unfortunately, that is the case for most people.
Where do you find iPhone analytics data?
- Open “Settings” on your iPhone.
- Scroll down and tap on “Privacy.”
- Scroll down and tap on “Analytics”/”Analytics & Improvements.”
- Tap on “Analytics Data.”
You will see a long list of analytics data for your iPhone. We’ll discuss them in detail below so that you understand their meaning.
How to decode iPhone analytics data
- AWDD in iPhone analytics: This stands for Apple Wireless Diagnostic Daemon
- Aggregated diskwrites: This is the total number of times the iPhone has written data to the disk drive. You can use the data to tell how much wear and tear your iPhone is experiencing and whether you need to get a new device.
- Jetsam in iPhone analytics: This data contains information about RAM usage. It records the memory used by different processes before jettisoning an app.
- Stacks: A feature that gives app developers analytics on how users interact with their apps. They can use the data to improve their app’s design, usability, and other functions.
- Sysdiagnose: This contains information about the state of your iPhone.
- Backboardd: An open-source daemon for managing the power and battery life of iOS devices. It monitors all the system resources and adjusts the settings accordingly to optimize battery life.
- Logs for specific apps: These are the data that begin with an app’s name followed by the date, e.g., Google-2022-04-21-080502.ips
How to remove the diagnostic and usage data from your iPhone
You can get rid of the activity log on your iPhone by simply syncing your device to iTunes. Usually, iTunes copies the data, and when it finishes, your iPhone will be clear, with additional space.
How to prevent Apple from receiving your Analytics data
Apple promises that none of the information infringes on your privacy. But if you’re not comfortable sharing your data, you can prevent the data transfer by doing the following:
- Launch “Settings.”
- Look for “Privacy” and tap on it.
- Scroll down and tap on “Analytics & Improvements”/”Analytics.”
- Toggle Off “Share iPhone Analytics.”
Note that If you’ve connected an Apple watch to your device, it’ll read “Share iPhone & Watch Analytics.” In that case, you may have to tap a confirmation prompt on your Apple Watch.
Turning off the iPhone Analytics also helps to save battery life. Since there is no data being sent to Apple, your device’s workload reduces, leading to low power consumption.
How to disable location for iPhone analytics data
You will need to disable location for Analytics data to curb data-sharing completely. Follow this guide:
- Open “Settings.”
- Scroll down and tap on “Privacy.”
- Select “Location Services.”
- Tap on “System Services.”
- Scroll down and toggle Off for “iPhone Analytics.”
This action will prevent Apple from using location services to identify a device’s location. As a result, the location will not be in the logs.
We hope this article solves your issue on decode iPhone analytics data. You can share it with others who want to learn. If you have other iPhone-related questions, drop them in the comment section.
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