Apple today finally made the new App Tracking Transparency feature available to users, which is part of the newly released iOS 14.5. The new feature lets users opt out of being tracked by third-party apps, but the toggle is grayed out for some users even after installing iOS 14.5 — which has made people confused about how the new feature works.
In a regular situation, the toggle is expected to come enabled by default, so you can decide which apps cannot track you or even choose to completely disable tracking within the Privacy settings on iOS. However, after installing iOS 14.5, multiple people have been reporting on Twitter and other social networks that the option came disabled — and there’s no way to control it.
Based on our experiences, it seems that this behavior is somewhat related to the “Personalized Ads” option that can also be found in the Privacy settings.