How can I opt out of Apple diagnostics / Carrier IQ on the iPhone?

How can I opt out of Apple diagnostics / Carrier IQ on the iPhone?

First off, Apple has issued a statement regarding the controversial Carrier IQ software. iOS 5 devices do not run the Carrier IQ software package (IQRD) and Apple will be completely removing all references to the software in a future update. Even without Carrier IQ, the iPhone can still send diagnostic and usage data to Apple daily to help Apple improve its products.

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All data sent to Apple is anonymous and encrypted. Still, if you wish to opt out of this feature, iOS 5 has an easy way to make sure your device is not sending this data to Apple's servers:

1. Navigate to Settings -> General -> About -> Diagnostics & Usage
2. Make sure the box marked Don't Send is checked

You can view the Diagnostic & Usage Data logged on your iOS 5 device in the same Settings area. This data will continue to be recorded by iOS 5 locally on your device.

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