What's an Android advertising ID & how and why to reset it?
Now that you have a brief understanding of the advertising ID, here's what you can do with it. You can't turn it off, but as an Android user, you have the ability to reset your ID at will. This will cause Google's system to build your profile anew, thus advertisers won't be able to link your past actions on the web to your device. How is this useful? Well, imagine you've spent a few hours searching online for stuff you absolutely don't want advertised to you for some reason. Then you open your favorite ad-supported app, and you get the unwanted content thrown at you, because you expressed indirect interest in it! While clearing your search history won't cut it in this situation, resetting your advertising ID should. Here's the very simple procedure of doing this: