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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

keysofanxiety Avatar
30 months ago
"Okay Google, can you show what data you have stored for me?"

"I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."

Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
30 months ago

Imagine Facebook giving users the option to actually delete their data and account? Zuckerberg's expressionless head would explode.

Don’t tempt me to animate this…

Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
picciano Avatar
30 months ago

I am afraid to check my own data...

Understandable. Just post your Apple ID and password and we'll take care of that for you.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rjohnstone Avatar
30 months ago
I don't see any option to download data.

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Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iapplelove Avatar
30 months ago

Ah great, all of my data nice and bundled up for the next big hack.

Equifax beat everyone to it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
30 months ago
I am afraid to check my own data...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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