Your Pixel 7 has a unique advertising ID, which allows trackers to serve you ads that are relevant to your online searches and activity. That is one of the reasons why there are times when the ads you’re seeing are related to your recent searches or even what you’re really looking for.
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The downside of this is that you might not be seeing ads about new things you want to buy. So you can reset the advertising ID so that your device will be given a new ID and be served with different ads.
Here’s how your reset the Advertising ID on your Pixel 7:
- Pull down the Quick Settings panel and tap the gear icon.
You will have to swipe down from the top of the screen twice for the quick settings panel to show and tapping the gear icon will open the Settings app.
- On the next screen, scroll down a bit to find Privacy and once found, tap on it.
This menu will show you privacy-related settings that you can change to optimize your device’s privacy and security.
- Scroll all the way down and tap Ads.
This will bring you to the screen where you can read more information about ads personalization on your device.
- Tap Reset advertising ID.
A small window will pop up so you might want to read the information on the screen.
- Tap Confirm to proceed.
This will immediately reset the advertising ID of your Pixel 7 and assign a new one to it.
- You can tap Delete advertising ID and confirm it.
It deletes your phone’s advertising ID but it doesn’t mean you won’t get ads from apps you use anymore. You will still be able to see ads but they won’t be as relevant.
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In the future, if you want to get relevant ads again, then you can get a new advertising ID and your online searches and activities will be tracked so that relevant ads will be served.
But as far as resetting the advertising ID is concerned, that’s how it’s done.
We hope this guide can help.