Here’s how you can keep T-Mobile from sharing your data

by Joseph K. Clark

Regarding wireless carriers in the U.S., T-Mobile has built a reputation for doing things a little differently than its rivals. Often, the plans and promotions pushed by the “un-carrier” have earned praise and admiration from customers and commentators. Still, a new move by the communications company isn’t being seen in such a positive light. According to a recent report, T-Mobile has updated its privacy policy and automatically shares customer web and app data with third-party advertisers. If this leaves a sour taste in your mouth, you do have options — for the time being. We’ll show you how to opt-out of T-Mobile’s data sharing policy so that your carrier doesn’t monetize your online behavior.

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How to keep T-Mobile from sharing your data from the T-Mobile app

  1. Open the T-Mobile app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the More tab in the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap on Advertising & Analytics.
    • Note: You will need to opt-out separately for each number listed on your account.

      Tap on one of the phone numbers in your account.

  4. Tap to toggle off the setting for Use my data for analytics and reporting.
  5. Tap to toggle off the setting for Use my data to make ads more relevant to me.

How to keep T-Mobile from sharing your data on the web

The steps to opt-out on the web are essentially the same as those within the T-Mobile mobile app.

  1. Log in to your T-Mobile account from a web browser.
  2. Click on your name or profile in the top right corner.
  3. Click on Privacy & Notifications.

  4. Click on Advertising & Analytics.

  5. Click on one of the phone numbers in your account.

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