Fix Error Private Relay Is Turned Off For on iPhone, iPad, Mac

🗓️ January 11, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Several users have reported that Private Relay is turned off for the Wi-Fi network your iPhone is connected to. Private Relay is a purely Wi-Fi and iCloud-based service that protects user’s data from network providers; with only one condition, the iPhone, iPad, Mac must be updated to the iOS 15/macOS Monterey. Furthermore, Private Relay is only available for the iCloud+ Premium Subscribers; if you haven’t got iCloud+, grab it right now; apart from this, iCloud+ offers many popular programs that you might need in routine.

If you’re still on iOS beta, then make sure to move to a stable iOS 16 updates; otherwise, issues like this are apparent to appear. Here’s how to fix Error Private Relay is Turned Off on iPhone.  

Fix Error Private Relay is Turned Off

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We’ve encountered various Wi-Fi Routers like Apple AirPort, Eero, Xfinity, showing incompatibility errors with the Private Relay; it’s not always your iPhone is responsible for such errors; make sure the wireless router is also compatible with the iOS 15 Private Relay feature.

Re-Enable Private Relay

If you’re facing issues with Private Relay for the first time out of nowhere, then let’s disable and enable Private Relay in your iPhone for once and see if that works. It’s one of the Apple Services that depend on the iCloud network. So turning Off and On Private Relay might fix the problem.

  1. Go to the Settings App on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on your name.
  3. Select iCloud.
  4. Find and tap on Private Relay.
  5. Disable Private Relay.
  6. Restart iPhone and then follow the same steps to enable Private Relay.

Force Restart iPhone

Refresh the iPhone firmware by force restarting the iPhone. This will force the Hotspot and Wi-Fi, and other services to shut down at once and then will restart. Follow the steps to force restart the iPhone.

iPhone with Face ID:

  1. Press and quickly release Volume Up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Power button until the Apple logo appears.

iPhone 7/7Plus: 

  1. Press and hold the Volume Down button and Power button until the Apple logo appears.

Turn On Wi-Fi Settings

iCloud Private Relay is highly linked with the Network. There are few apps and networks that won’t allow using Private Relay on iPhone, and it might trigger errors while enabling the Private Relay on iPhone.

Check the Private Relay settings in the Wi-Fi settings as mentioned below.

  1. Go to the Settings App on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi.
  3. Tap on (i) button next to Wi-Fi Network you’re connected to.
  4. Turn On iCloud Private Relay.

Check iCloud System Status

Did you ask your friends about this? Is private relay functioning for them? Alternatively, you can check the iCloud System Status on Apple Server Status Page, where all the statuses are up to date; if any service is down, it will show under maintenance. Visit the Apple System Status Page to check the iCloud Private Relay.

Check for Updates

Private Relay is an absolutely new feature to the iPhone introduced with iOS 15; therefore, we can expect a certain amount of bugs while using it. You can prevent issues with iOS 15 features by keeping the device up to date. Connect iPhone to the Wi-Fi and update iPhone.

  1. Go to the Settings App.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Software Update.
  4. Now Download and Install Updates if available.
Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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