Apple introduced a couple of interesting features with the IOS 15 software update. Among these features were some privacy features like “Hide My Email.”
Hide My Email is part of the perks of the paid iCloud plans, which Apple has now rebranded as iCloud+. It allows you to use a random or anonymous email address to sign up on websites and apps.
Most people think this is the same as the “sign in with Apple ID” feature, but it isn’t. It’s an upgraded and improved version. Unlike the former, Hide My Email allows you to use an anonymous email address for any website or app – it doesn’t have to be supported.
The anonymous or random email address you create will be linked to your real email address. Thus, allowing you to enjoy all the benefits – newsletters, subscriptions, and others, of signing in with your real email address while maintaining privacy.
This article will explore how to set up “Hide My Email” and how to use it. So, keep reading.
Setting Up The “Hide My Email” Option On Your iPhone, iPad, Or iPod
Your device needs to be updated to iOS or iPad OS 15 for this feature to work. It would be best if you also had an active and paid iCloud+ subscription.
Open the Settings App on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
Then tap your Apple ID name at the top of your screen.
Next, select iCloud and tap Hide My Email.
Now, choose Create New Address and tap Continue or “Use Different Address” if you don’t like the address displayed. If you select the latter, tap Continue when you choose something different.
Then, enter a label – a name you can use to identify this address later. You can also add a note if you wish.
Afterward, tap Next, then select Done.
Note: You can change the random email even after setting it up. You can also create new random emails for different purposes.