In recent days there has been some controversy around Private Relay. To the prevent the tracking of our navigation, many operators are calling for its ban. Now, Apple has stated that no carrier is blocking Private Relay on their networks, clarifying how it works with the second beta of iOS 15.3.
No bugs or Private Relay crashes
iCloud Private Relay is an innovative internet privacy service that allows users with an iCloud+ subscription to connect and browse the internet with Safari more securely and privately. We have deployed Private Relay in beta and it is available in most countries around the world. No telephone operator has blocked its users from using Private Relay.
There were no changes in iOS 15.2 that would disable iCloud Private Relay. We encourage users to check if Private Relay is enabled on their specific devices or carriers.
These statements have been made to MacRumors, where Apple makes it clear that Private Relay does not suffer from a carrier block. Specifically, andn Cupertino mention that T-Mobile has not blocked the function either, as she was one of the operators suspected of having done so. Where there can be problems with Private Relay is in the following situations:
- Users who employ content filters for parental control at the operator level.
- Companies that monitor online traffic through their Wi-Fi network.
- Schools that filter their Wi-Fi network.
In a new support document, Apple explains more about iCloud Private Relay. Its intention is to prevent build a profile of your browsing habits and history. And this is achieved by taking our requests through two relays separated. Each one acts in a different way to encrypt and hide your IP, without affecting performance. iOS 15.3 is also going to clarify how it works from a cellular data network.
If you are an iCloud+ user, that is, you pay for extra storage space in iCloud, you can take advantage of Private Relay. To activate it, just go to the iCloud settings on the iPhone. Of course, remember that it is a service that is still in beta.