Google collects data 20 times more than Apple: More than 90 percent of the world’s smartphone users use iOS and Android phones. However, it seems that Google collects 20 percent more data than Apple collects from its users.
Research in Dublin: Research shows that Google collects more data from Android users than Apple collects from iOS users. Researchers at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, made the discovery. The data collected by Google through pixel phones is 20 times more than the data collected by Google through iPhones.
However, Google did not accept this. According to this research, both phones collect user data at least once every 4.5 minutes. Both companies collect data such as IMEI, hardware serial number, SIM card serial number, IMSI, handset phone number. Details go to Google and Apple as soon as users insert the SIM in these phones. IOS also sends the Mac address of nearby devices via GPS to Apple. These include Google Android ID, Resettable Device Identifier, Ad ID, and Droidguard keys. However, Apple only takes UDIDs and ad IDs.
However, Apple takes the local IP address even when users are not logged in.
This data was not taken by Google. Google collects WiFi addresses but not Apple is taking this. If Google takes 1 MB of data when the phone starts, Apple will take only 42 KB of data. Leaving the phone unused Google takes 1 MB of data every 12 hours. Apple is consuming only 52 KB of data in 12 hours. However, when contacted by Google, the company did not agree. Google says it will not collect this data if users decide not to. Google says that this data is very important for the Android phone to work. That said, this telemetry data falls under Android Usage and Diagnostics.