You can modify your SDK integration to disable the collection of the advertising ID or of advanced device information (e.g. carrier, network type, device brand and model).

Advertising ID

1.21 Automatic collection of the advertising ID has been removed and setCanUseAdvertisingID is now deprecated. You need to collect it from your side and pass it to Batch with:

  • Kotlin
  • Java
Batch.User.editor().setAttributionIdentifier(id).save() // Set to `null` if you want to remove the identifier.

If you are using older version of the Batch SDK and you still want to allow Batch to fetch your Advertising ID.

Fetching Advertising ID

Advanced Device Information

Advanced device information include information about the device itself, but nothing that directly identifies the user, such as (but not limited to):

  • Device model
  • Device brand
  • Carrier name

This is enabled by default.
You can manage the advanced device information collection by using the following methods. Set the value to false to disallow Batch from using this information:

  • Kotlin
  • Java

Important note: Disabling advanced device information collection will impact Batch core features, especially if you are planning to use native attributes to segment your userbase (see more here). It won't disable the advertising id collection (GAID).