Apple has rejected that last month’s iOS 15.2 update is behind the trouble a few iPhone proprietors have confronted with utilizing the iCloud Private Relay feature on cellular networks. Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile recently said they weren’t blocking the VPN-like feature, yet T-Mobile professed to have recognized that iOS 15.2 toggled it off by default.
Presently Apple says that is not the situation. Subsequent to releasing an updated beta of iOS 15.3 that explains the language in iCloud settings, Apple gave a statement to 9to5Mac saying that iOS 15.2 wasn’t the issue. “No changes were made to iCloud Private Relay in iOS 15.2 that would have toggled the feature off,” the statement reads. “Users are encouraged to check their Settings to see if Private Relay is enabled on their device or for a specific network.”
T-Mobile has likewise followed up with 9to5Mac to say that iOS 15.2 didn’t flip the feature off all things considered. “Apple doesn’t change customers’ settings when they update to iOS 15.2,” the carrier says in a statement. “Customers may see an error message if they previously toggled iCloud Private Relay or Limit IP Address Tracking off in their Cellular Data Options Settings.”
It’s as yet not completely clear what created the entirety of this confusion, however the carriers do say they’re not blocking iCloud Private Relay (with the exception of some T-Mobile plans that incorporate content filtering services), so it’s worth double-checking your cellular settings to ensure everything’s the manner in which it ought to be. When the public version of iOS 15.3 is out, the language in settings won’t outright let you know that your cell plan doesn’t support the feature.