T-Mobile Says iOS 15.2 Bug Turning Off iCloud Private Relay for Some Users

T-Mobile has not disabled iCloud Private Relay for its subscribers, in distinction to latest stories suggesting the service was stopping iPhone customers from enabling the function.

In a press release to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, T-Mobile stated that iOS 15.2 system settings that default to the function being toggled off, and that Apple has been contacted. T-Mobile explicitly says that ‌iCloud‌ relay has not been blocked.

Overnight our group recognized that within the 15.2 iOS launch, some system settings default to the function being toggled off. We have shared this with Apple. This will not be particular to T-Mobile. Again although, we have now not broadly blocked iCloud Private

Yesterday morning, 9to5Mac printed a narrative that stated T-Mobile was stopping subscribers from enabling ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay within the United States, and this was a perform that was rolling out to all ‌iPhone‌ customers.

The article was primarily based on a handful of stories from T-Mobile customers who have been unable to activate ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay, and have been receiving a message that it was disabled for their service.

T-Mobile has since knowledgeable 9to5Mac that some subscribers who’re utilizing plans and options with content material filtering usually are not capable of entry ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay, although 9to5Mac claims that among the customers unable to entry ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay shouldn’t have content material filtering enabled.

Customers who selected plans and options with content material filtering (e.g. guardian controls) shouldn’t have entry to the iCloud Private Relay to permit these companies to work as designed. All different clients don’t have any restrictions.

Based on what T-Mobile has stated, it seems the difficulty is linked to content material filtering and an issue with sure options being disabled by default, however the firm has now made it clear that ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay will not be being explicitly blocked for T-Mobile subscribers.

Apple at the moment up to date its iCloud Private Relay support document to make clear how customers can make it possible for ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay is enabled for a mobile community in iOS 15.2 by going to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options and making certain that “Limit IP Address Tracking” is turned on.

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There was on the spot concern about T-Mobile’s intentions following the stories yesterday as a result of European carriers banded together to name for ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay to be restricted as a result of it prevents “networks and servers from accessing vital network data and metadata, including those operators in charge of the connectivity.”

In the U.S., AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile haven’t spoken out towards ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay nor have they prompt U.S. networks will not help the function.