In its latest software updates, iOS and iPadOS 14.5, Apple is forcing apps to first ask before collecting personal information on your phone or tablet. Apps commonly use your data to “personalize” ads on your device and some companies — including Facebook — aren’t happy about having to ask permission.

Have questions about the data companies collect on your devices? The Washington Post’s Geoffrey Fowler, Heather Kelly and Reed Albergotti answered your questions regarding tracking and privacy settings on Wednesday. Here are some of the questions they answered:

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Teddy Amenabar, an editor on The Post’s audience team, produced this Q&A.