Hide My Email was provided as a feature in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to let you hide your personal email address and keep it private. The feature allows Apple devices to share unique and random email addresses that users can use on websites and apps by requesting their personal email address for registrations. Random addresses help forward emails to your personal mailbox, in addition to giving you the option to delete them at any time. IPhone and iPad users can also use Hide My Email directly from Safari, Mail, and iCloud settings.
In this article, we give you a step by step guide on how to use Hide My Email on your Apple device.
Before you begin, it’s important to note that the Hide My Email feature is part of iCloud +, the paid subscription service available from Rs. 75 (US $ 0.99) per month.
The feature is also an extension of the existing Sign In with Apple feature that the Cupertino company introduced in 2019 and is limited to services that can be enrolled using an Apple ID. Hide My Email, unlike Sign in with Apple, allows users to have randomly generated email addresses that can be used anywhere. Users can also manage their existing random email addresses or deactivate any of them at any time.
How to configure Hide my email
Once you have iCloud + on your iPhone or iPad, you can set up Hide My Email. Here’s how.
Go to Settings then tap your name at the top.
Now select iCloud > Hide my email.
Faucet + Create a new address. This will allow Apple to generate a random email address with @ icloud.com that you can use to sign up for a new site or app, without the developers knowing your personal email address. Emails shared with the randomly generated email address will arrive in your personal inbox.
To hit Carry on if you like the automatically generated random email address. Alternatively, you can press Use a different address to receive a new e-mail.
Now you need to create a label for your address to remind you how you will use it in the future. You can also add a note for future reference.
Faucet Following on the upper right side.
Your random email address will now be configured for use. You can just copy it from the Hide my email settings when you want to use it on your iPhone or iPad.
How to manage or delete email addresses created using Hide My Email
Below are the steps you can take to manage or delete your randomly created email addresses using Hide My Email.
- Go to Settings, then tap your name at the top.
- To select iCloud > Hide my email.
- Tap the tag associated with the random email address you want to manage.
- Select the Label option if you want to change the wording of your address. You can also add a note by pressing To note. If you want to delete the address completely, you can also do that – by pressing Disable email address.
Although Hide My Email has been a part of Apple devices since the release of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 in September, iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 which were released earlier this month have extended the functionality to the Mail app. This allowed users to create a random email address to use directly when sending an email using the preloaded app.
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