How to Turn Off "Hide IP Address" of a Website on iPhone

How to Turn Off “Hide IP Address” of a Website on iPhone

Apple introduced privacy-focused features in iOS 15 with the ability to hide your IP address, hide your email, and more. These features help you maintain your privacy while browsing the internet without using third-party services such as VPN providers and more. But there may be times when you may want your IP address to be visible. This can be applicable when taking virtual exams, logging into business websites, accessing government websites, and much more. Turning off ‘IP Hide IP’ completely can be a matter of concern in such cases, and Apple realizes that. Hence, the company has now released the ability to selectively turn off “IP Hide” for selected websites temporarily, and here’s how to use this feature on your iPhone.

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How to turn off “hide IP address” of a website and easily show your IP

There are some requirements before you can use this feature on your iPhone. Use the section below to help you familiarize yourself with the requirements, then use the next section to switch Hide IP on your iPhone. Let’s get started.


  • iOS 16.2 or above
  • iCloud + Subscription

You can install iOS 16.2 Dev Beta 1, for now, to use this feature on your iPhone. iOS 16.2 is still in development and expected to be released by the end of this month, and if you want to use this feature before the public release, you can try to install the Dev Beta on your iPhone. We do not recommend installing the dev and beta versions on your daily driver as they contain bugs and development features that can prevent you from using your iPhone as intended.

step by step guide

You can choose to hide or show your IP address directly from Safar when browsing websites. This feature currently works only with Safari and not for other third-party browsers. You will have to turn this feature off completely to stop hiding your IP address when using third-party web browsers on your iPhone. Use the steps below to help you toggle the “Hide IP Address” option for selected websites.

Open Safari and then visit the website where you want to disable Hide IP. Now tap on the access icon in your URL bar.

Press and select Turn off Hide IP Address.

You will now be asked to confirm as the website you are visiting, and your ISP will be able to display your IP address. Faucet Complete to provide confirmation.

The website will now reload in your browser, and your IP address will no longer be hidden for the currently selected website.

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questions and answers

Here are some common questions related to turning off “hiding IP address” for a website.

Can I hide my IP address back to the site?

Yes, you can easily choose to hide your IP address again. Simply click the accessibility toggle in your URL bar and select Turn on Hide IP. The website will then reload, and your IP address will no longer be visible to the respective website or ISP.

How long does an IP address appear when using this feature?

Your IP address will be visible to the respective website and ISP for the current browsing session. Once you close the website or Safari, the feature will automatically turn on again unless you choose to turn it off for the respective websites again.

Why don’t I have a “Stop hiding IP” toggle?

There may be two reasons why this switch is not available to you. First, the feature may be missing from beta in your region as Apple is still testing this feature. Second, you may have recently upgraded to an iCloud + plan, and the changes haven’t taken effect on your device yet. We recommend that you restart your device, and you should have this option available to you in Safari. Finally, Private Relay can be turned off on your iPhone even though you have an iCloud+ subscription. head for Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Private Migration Then turn on the toggle for Private Relay on your iPhone. The option to selectively turn off Hide IP Address should be available in Safari on your iPhone.

We hope this post helped you easily to switch Hide IP Address for websites individually on your iPhone. If you have any issues or more questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

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