iOS 15.3 beta 2 clarifies to users how to fix iCloud Private Relay network errors

iOS 15.3 beta 2 clarifies to users how to fix iCloud Private Relay network errors

January 12, 2022 0 By Filipe Espósito


iOS 15.3 beta 2 clarifies to users how to fix iCloud Private Relay network errors


Following multiple reports that iCloud Private Relay stopped working with some carriers, Apple is making it clearer to users what can be done when Private Relay is not working due to a network error. With iOS 15.3, users will see a disclaimer telling them the possible reasons why the feature is disabled and how they can fix it.

The company has updated the iCloud Private Relay network error message with iOS 15.3 beta 2, which was released to developers earlier today. While the original error message only says that the user’s “cellular plan doesn’t support iCloud Private Relay,” the new message asks the user to first check the Cellular Settings on the iPhone.

Private Relay is turned off for your cellular plan. Private Relay is either not supported by your cellular plan or has been turned off in Cellular Settings. With Private Relay turned off, this network can monitor your internet activity, and your IP address is not hidden from known trackers or websites.

As said by T-Mobile in a statement to 9to5Mac, iCloud Private Relay requires the “Limit IP Address Tracking” option in the Cellular Data settings to be enabled. If this option is disabled, Private Relay will not work when using cellular data.

It’s worth noting that the “Limit IP Address Tracking” option must be enabled for each different network, which is important for users with multiple SIM cards or Dual-SIM enabled. You can check if the option is enabled by going to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options on your iPhone.

For those unfamiliar, iCloud Private Relay is part of iCloud+, which is what Apple now calls iCloud’s paid subscription plans. Private Relay works similarly to a VPN, as it hides the user’s IP address to prevent websites from tracking them. Note that Private Relay is a beta feature that may cause slowdowns and incompatibility with some websites.

It’s unclear when iOS 15.3 with the new disclaimer will be released to all users. You can read more about iCloud Private Relay on Apple’s website.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Filipe Espósito

Filipe Espósito is a Brazilian tech Journalist who started covering Apple news on iHelp BR with some exclusive scoops — including the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 5 models in titanium and ceramic. He joined 9to5Mac to share even more tech news around the world.

You can read the original article here —> [ Read More ]

[ If you love Tech news, you will love our gathered and curated news presented on the main page ]

Protect your privacy while streaming or downloading movies and shows


Don't miss a beat!!

We’d love to keep you updated with the latest tech news from across the internet!

Don't worry, we don’t spam!