People are just now noticing an important iPhone trick that everyone should enable

IF you are concerned about being tracked on your phone, there are a few ways to limit it.

The iPhone actually has an easy-to-use tool that you can use to prevent your IP address from being tracked.

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This applies to “known trackers” if you use Safari and the Mail app.

It’s one of the many ways Apple has improved privacy controls over the years.

And it all has to do with something known as private relay.

As Apple explains, “When Private Relay is enabled, your requests are sent through two separate, secure internet relays.

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“Your IP address is visible to your network provider and to the first relay operated by Apple.

“Your DNS records are encrypted, so no party can see the address of the website you’re trying to visit.

“The second relay, operated by a third-party content provider, generates a temporary IP address, decodes the name of the website you requested, and connects you to the website.”

IP address tracking should be on by default.

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However, if you want to check, follow these steps.

IP address tracking on iPhone

Go to settings and select Wireless Internet access.

Tap the I next to the network you are connected to.

Scroll down and search for Restrict IP address tracking.

Make sure it’s turned on.

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For your mobile data, you can do the same by going to settingsthen mobile data.

Beat Mobile data options and you will see them Restrict IP address tracking bit down.

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