Apple Customers in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand Can Download a Copy of Their Data Starting Today
Apple today is extending its full-featured Data and Privacy portal to the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Apple customers in those four countries will now have the option to download a copy of any data associated with their Apple ID account that Apple maintains, such as calendars, reminders, photos, and documents stored in iCloud, purchase histories, Game Center activity, and AppleCare support history.
The portal has been available to customers in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland since May to comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Apple said the service would be made available worldwide in the coming months, starting with today's expansion.
In the meantime, Apple customers who live in a country or region that's not listed above can still contact Apple to request a copy of their data.
Apple promises to fulfill all portal-based data requests within seven days, and emails customers to let them know it is preparing their data. Read our how-to for step-by-step instructions on requesting a copy of your data.
Update: The data-download option doesn't appear to be available immediately and may take some time to roll out to all users today.