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How to Use Private MAC Address on Apple Watch

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Do you frequently connect to multiple Wi-Fi networks from your Apple Watch, say at work, school, coffee shops, airports, or other networks that aren’t yours? If so, you may want to safeguard your privacy by using private MAC addresses for the public Wi-Fi networks you connect to. Much like you can do so on iPhone and iPad, you can use a feature to randomize the MAC hardware address of your Apple Watch when connecting to wi-fi networks.

For some quick background, when you connect to any Wi-Fi network using any device, the device needs to identify itself to…

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How to Use Private MAC Address on iPhone & iPad

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iPhone and iPad users can further safeguard their privacy by using a private MAC address feature in iOS and iPadOS. This should be particularly useful if you’re frequently connecting to different public wi-fi networks, and you don’t want the devices MAC address tracking to be used.

For some technical background, every time you connect to a Wi-Fi network regardless of the device you’re using, your device has to identify itself to the network using a MAC address. The MAC address is typically a hardware address associated with your device, and by default…

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Changing MAC Address in macOS Big Sur & Monterey with mac-spoof

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If you want to change your MAC address in macOS Monterey or Big Sur, you can use the traditional method to spoof a MAC address, or you can use a slightly easier approach by using a command line tool called mac-spoof. We’ll be covering the mac-spoof method here, which relies on HomeBrew.

For some quick background, your computers MAC address is unique and identifies it to connected networks, and some services use MAC addresses for filtering who or what is allowed onto a particular network. Additionally, some services use a MAC address to track a computer or…

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How to Enable & Disable Private Wi-Fi Address on iPhone & iPad to Increase Privacy

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Do you connect to multiple Wi-Fi networks from your iPhone or iPad on a daily basis? Whether it’s your workplace or somewhere in public, you may want to help protect your privacy by using private Wi-Fi addresses on your device, which basically spoofs the devices MAC address to a randomized one. But having a changing MAC address is not always desirable for some network situations, thus you may want to turn off this feature in other circumstances too.

When you connect to any Wi-Fi network using any device, the device needs to identify itself to the network…

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