Apple Fix App Tracking Transparency Bug with iOS 14.5.1

Apple’s App Tracking transparency has been the talk of the town since it was first unveiled. Apple rolled out the iOS 14.5 with an ATT upgrade along with some new features. However, there seems to be a bug issue with the upgrade as Apple releases a new iOS 14.5.1 update to patch it.

Apple iOS 14.5.1 Update users started complaining about a bug that blocked them from using the latest App Tracking transparency. That is why Apple has started to implement the iOS 14.5.1 update which addresses the error which is size 130MB. Apple has already made the ipados 14.5.1, watchOS 7.4.1, and the macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 upgrades. The changelog for the iOS 14.5.1 notes: “This update addresses an issue with Data Tracking transparency that some users previously disabled allow apps to ask to track in settings not get requests from apps after re-enabling it. This update also contains critical protection fixes and is proposed for all consumers.”

iOS 14.5.1: Update


The latest upgrade can happen automatically if you have chosen automatically modified. If not, you need to search manually if the iOS 14.5.1 update is enabled or not. Go to Settings app > General > Software Upgrade. If you have the iPhone 6s or later, you should be ready for the upgrade right away.

That said, there are already reports mentioning that the iOS 14.5.1 update does not completely correct the problem issue. Apparently, the App Tracking transparency feature in the Settings app has to be handled manually by users. Further, some reports say that users are still unable to use the App Tracking transparency feature even after upgrading to the new iOS.

The actual explanation is also uncertain. To remember, the latest app Tracking transparency functionality has become the topic of conversation in the tech community. The privacy-centric functionality brings more control over usage by displaying pop-up warnings revealing the data the apps want to collect and its intent. When they’re upgraded to the new iOS, consumers can either opt in or out of data collection, giving them more control. Despite the flaw in the feature, the new update should ideally fix the problem.