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iOS 14: How to use a private Wi-Fi MAC address on iPhone and iPad

Another one of the under the radar but valuable privacy changes to come with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 is the option to mask your device’s Wi-Fi address. Read along for how to easily use a private Wi-Fi MAC address on iPhone and iPad.

Each device you use that connects to the internet has a media access control address or MAC address. In an iOS 14 privacy and security improvement, Apple is making it simple to use a private Wi-Fi MAC address with your iPhone and iPad.

The feature makes it more difficult for your device and activity to be tracked when using wireless networks.

How to use a private Wi-Fi MAC address on iPhone and iPad in iOS 14

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the
  2. Tap
  3. Tap the blue “i” next to a network (one you’re already connected to or not)
  4. Tap the toggle next to to mask your iPhone or iPad’s Wi-Fi MAC address
  5. If you’re switching this on while already connected to a network, tap to finish the process (you’ll automatically reconnect to the Wi-Fi network in a moment)

Here’s how these steps look:

How to use private Wi-Fi MAC address on iPhone and iPad

That’s it! You should now see the new private address in place of your iPhone or iPad’s actual Wi-Fi MAC address.


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Author: Michael Potuck.
Source: 9TO5Mac

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