How to download everything Apple knows about you

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Back in March, when Facebook's Cambridge Analytica debacle was still front-page news, Apple revealed that it would be debuting a new privacy hub on its website to allow users to access and download all of their personal data that has been stored on Apple's servers.

Typically, this information includes call history, reminders, photos, videos, buy Apple Music, statistics, and more.

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General Data Protection Regulation - is more than just companies contacting you about subscription emails and changes to their privacy laws.

If you're using an European Union account though, you will be presented with a laundry list of data to download and review.

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As long as that possibility may not work in all countries.

"The complete set of self-service data and privacy tools is now available to customers in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland".

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The launching of Apple's Data and Privacy site is in conjunction with the EU's GDPR rules and as such, it is only available to those living in the European Union along with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Users can request copies of App Store, Apple Music, Apple Online Store, Apple Retail Store, Apple Game Center activity, Apple ID account info, AppleCare support history and fix requests, iCloud Bookmarks, Contacts, Calendars, Notes, Marketing subscriptions and more. You do have the option to download the data in smaller chunks if need be. Retrieved data will be posted to your Apple ID account page, and you will be notified of the same. If you are downloading content like iCloud file and photos, it could take up to a week to have that prepared for you. For example, you won't be able to make iTunes purchases, access iCloud email addresses or send iMessages to your friends.