Stop Third-Party Apps From Using Your Facebook Data On iPhone

Stop Third-Party Apps From Using Your Facebook Data On iPhone

Privacy and security are two major concerns today, when a lot of personal data is available on digital platforms. While there are many cyber-attacks that we get to know every now and then, there are social media platforms too which are no behind.

Facebook, one of the most famous and used social media platform, shockingly lags when it comes to securing users data. The single point login that Facebook provides makes users data vulnerable to third-party apps.

It’s single point login, allows users to login to third-party apps using Facebook, that makes their data and their friend’s data on Facebook, susceptible to these third-party apps.

When user’s login to third-party apps using Facebook, it grants permissions to the third-party apps to access your data. What is even worse, is that these apps not only get access to your data, they can even access your friend’s data on Facebook. Shocking! Isn’t it?

How to Stop Third-Party Apps from Using Your Facebook Data:

The good news is that there are multiple ways to easily put a halt to the amount of information that is shared using Facebook. From putting wrong personal information to stopping third-party apps from accessing your Facebook data or changing the app permissions etc. All these simple methods can easily safeguard your data from being compromised.

The best options out of all, is to see what information you are sharing with the third-party apps logged in using Facebook.

Below we will discuss the 3 best methods to safeguard your privacy and stop third-party apps from using your Facebook data on your iPhone:

  • Remove Third-party Apps from Facebook App on your iPhone.
  • Change/Revoke App Permissions from Facebook App on your iPhone.
  • Disable Facebook App Completely.

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1. Remove Third-party Apps from Facebook App on your iPhone

Facebook’s privacy checkup feature helps you to remove all the unwanted third-party apps that are logged in using Facebook. To remove them follow the steps below:

  1. Launch Facebook app on your iPhone.
  2. From the bottom right part of the home screen, click on Menu button.
  3. Here scroll down to locate Settings and click on it.
  4. From Settings, click on Account Settings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Remove Third-party Apps from Facebook App on your iPhone 1
  5. Here tap on Privacy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Remove Third-party Apps from iPhone 2
  6. From Privacy Settings, click on ‘Check a few important settings’.

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7.  Post this, click on Continue to proceed.

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8. Check the security related to Posts and Profile and then press Next.

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It is recommended that all the settings are changed to Only Me if you do not want any data to be accessible.

  1. Post this, you will be able to see a list of apps using Facebook’s data. To change the app permission for any app, simply click on the drop-down menu and modify it as per need. The options available are Public, Friends and Only me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Third-party Apps removal from Facebook App on your iPhone 6
  2. In case, you want to remove an app entirely click on the X button.
  3. Once you have made the changes, you will be asked whether you want to Delete App (this option deletes the app and all its app permissions along with the login information), or Delete App & Activity (this option deletes the app as well as all the activities done by it on your Facebook profile).                                                                                                                                                                              Remove Third-party Apps from Facebook App on iPhone 7
  4. Lastly, tap Done.

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2. Change/Revoke App Permissions from Facebook App on your iPhone:

Here’s how we need to do it:

  1. Launch Facebook app on your iPhone.
  2. From the bottom right part of the home screen, click on Menu button.
  3. Here scroll down to locate Settings and click on it.
  4. From Settings, click on Account Settings.
  5. Scroll down and click on Apps.
  6. Search for Logged in with Facebook and click on it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Remove Third party Apps from Facebook App on your iPhone 9
  7. You will be presented with all the apps that have been logged in using Facebook. Simply click the app you wish to remove.
  8. Scroll down and then click on Remove app.

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3. Disable Facebook App Platform Completely:

When innumerable apps are logged in using Facebook and you do not have the time to disconnect them individually, Facebook provides a method using which you can easily restrict every third-party app to access any data from your Facebook account.

Continue reading to see how this setting can be enabled on your iPhone.

  1. Log in to Facebook from the web browser on your iPhone.
  2. From the top right corner click on the Menu button represented by an inverse rectangle.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. From Settings scroll down to locate Apps and click on it.
  5. Here locate Platform and click on it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Removing Third-party Apps from Facebook App on your iPhone 12
  6. Now click on Edit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Remove Third-party Apps from Facebook App of iPhone 13
  7. Lastly, click on Turn off Platform.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Any harm to your personal data poses serious threats, to avoid making your personal data susceptible to unwanted usage, prevent any unauthorized access to your Facebook data. Safeguard your privacy, stop third-party apps from using your Facebook data on your iPhone with these simple steps mentioned in the article. Do let us know how helpful was the article, write in your valuable feedback in the comments section below.

Also Read: Put An End To Data Mining: #deletefacebook

Pragya Dani is a technical blogger at Systweak. She loves exploring hidden and lesser known features of gadgets and all things tech. Pragya also likes trying out different cuisines and Italian tops her list

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