You Can Now Download Your Data Off Apple’s Servers In US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
Apple’s Data and Privacy portal has been extended to include additional countries today, with users in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand now able to plug their details into the website and gain access to any and all data the company holds on them.
The move allows users from those four countries to download the data that is associated with their Apple ID and Apple devices with information ranging from their iCloud Photo Library to Game Center activity and even AppleCare support history. If Apple has information about you, it should be available for download as part of the newly updated portal.
The portal itself isn’t actually new and has been available to users in Europe ever since GDPR came into force. The portal went live in May for those living in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, with Apple noting at the time that it intended to make the same portal available worldwide in due course. If your country is not on the newly updated list, you can still contact Apple to request the information – you just can’t get it via the automated procedure available via the portal.
In order to get hold of their data, users must request it via the portal with Apple expecting to be able to get the data out to users within seven days. Users will receive an email to inform them that the data is being prepared, although it appears that there is a delay currently.
If you are unable to request your data right now, we suggest giving it a few hours and trying again.