Apple’s forthcoming Private Relay feature in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey is a boon for privacy, but right now it won’t always play nice with other VPNs. Here’s what you can do about it.
No question, Private Relay is an excellent feature in iOS 15, macOS Monterey, and iCloud+. Unless perhaps you’re an advertiser, or you happen to live in Belarus, but otherwise it is a tool that will invisibly protect all users.Apple makes a point of saying that while this prevents sites from tracking you and your location, it isn’t a VPN. On the face of it, the difference is only that when a VPN disguises your location for privacy reasons, you can also spoof which country you appear to be in.