How to Disable iCloud Private Relay for Specific Website on iPhone & iPad
The iCloud Private Relay feature allows you to hide your IP address from websites as you browse the web, which can help to increase privacy and prevent some unwanted tracking. However, there are times when you might want to show your IP address to a particular website or webpage, and in these situations you can use a Safari trick to temporarily turn off iCloud Private Relay and reveal your IP address to the website of your choice.
We’ll show you how to temporarily turn off iCloud Private Relay for a specific website when using Safari on the iPhone or iPad.
How to Turn Off iCloud Private Relay and Show IP Address in Safari on iPhone & iPad
- Open Safari if you haven’t done so already, and navigate to the website you wish to show your IP address to
- Tap on the “aA” button in the address bar
- Tap on “Show IP Address” to turn off iCloud Private Relay for this particular site and browsing session
- Tap on ‘Continue’ when the ‘Allow (website) to temporarily see your IP Address?’ screen pops up
This will turn off the iCloud Private Relay feature for this particular website and this particular browsing sessions, if you close the tab or open a new one, you’d need to start the process again.
You can turn iCloud Private Relay back on again for the website in question by returning to the aA menu and choosing to “Hide IP Address” again.
Remember that with iCloud Private Relay turned off, the website will be able to see your actual IP address, since it is not being relayed and obfuscated by the iCloud Private Relay feature. That’s how browsing the web was for all users prior to iCloud Private Relay anyway, unless they used a VPN or proxy or similar feature to hide their IP address anyway.
Toggling this setting off and on in the Safari browser will not disable the feature everywhere else, which instead can be done through general iCloud settings if need be.