Does iCloud Private Relay affect Internet Speed on iPhones Connected to APs?

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When an iPhone with iCloud Private Relay enabled is connected to an Access Point (AP), if user notice a reduction in internet speed. This issue is not directly related to the AP itself, as the AP acts merely as a bridge, forwarding packets to the third-party relay servers used by iCloud Private Relay.

iCloud Private Relay is designed to enhance privacy by routing and encrypting internet traffic. However, this additional routing and encryption can impact internet speeds. The speed may also vary depending on the performance and congestion levels of the relay servers.

  • If experiencing severe speed reductions, users may opt to disable iCloud Private Relay temporarily.
  • Consider increasing the WLAN rate control to potentially improve the speed between the AP and clients.