Have you ever looked at your mailbox and wondered why it’s filled with emails from websites you no longer visit or use at all? If your answer is yes, don’t bother, because you are not the only one experiencing this classic email spam. This leads us to another question: What better way to deal with spam so that you never get caught phishing? It looks like Apple got the answer to this question with a new feature called Hide My Email in iOS 15. Read on to learn what Hide My Email is and how to use it in iOS 15 on iPhone and iPad.
How to Use Hide My Email in iOS 15 on iPhone and iPad (2021)
To get started, let’s dive deep into how this security feature works first! Next, we’ll take a look at how to enable and make good use of the Hide My Email feature on your iPhone and iPad.
What is Hide My Email and How Does It Work in iOS 15?
Announced as part of the new iCloud+ subscription, you can look at “Hide My Email” as a shield that prevents apps and websites from seeing your real email address. To keep your email private and prevent websites from taking advantage of it, Apple generates a unique, random email address that forwards emails to your personal inbox. In other words, Hide My Email allows services to contact you without obtaining your email address.
Probably the best thing about Hide My Email is its ability to automatically filter out spam to keep the clutter at bay. It also allows you to create and delete an unlimited number of addresses depending on your needs.
When trying to sign up for a website or send an email, look for Hide My Email or Continue with Apple and select it to continue without sharing your email ID. Then leave everything to Apple to protect your personal email address from spam and phishing ninjas.
Where Can You Use Hide My Email?
For a seamless experience on Apple devices, the company Hide My Email is built right into iCloud settings, Mail, and Safari. So, whether you’re trying to sign up for a web service in Safari or sending an email using the Apple Mail app, you can easily use this security feature to mask your email address.
How Do You Receive Email From Applications/Websites Using Hide My Email Address?
Apple ensures fair play from behind the scenes. When any address created using Hide My Email receives any email, the service forwards them to the primary email address. The entire email transfer process goes so smoothly that you hardly notice any delays.
Now come the million dollar questions! What about sensitive information that websites share with you? Does Apple see your personal information? The technology giant states that it does not see or store your personal information. To keep curious glances at a fair distance, all it does is let you generate a random email address and forward emails to any address.
Does Apple Let You Manage Apps That Use Hide My Email?
To ensure you have the necessary control over who can contact you, Apple allows you to manage apps that use Hide My Email. For example, you can completely stop an app from using the email address generated by this feature, and you can also choose to prevent it from forwarding any email. Not only this, you can also change forwarding email address at your own will.
Can You Use Hide My Email For Free Without Upgrading To iCloud+?
Of course yes! Apple lets you use the Hide My Email feature for free. However, if you want to unlock all the features (including the ability to generate random addresses and hide your email address when sending email), you’ll need to upgrade to iCloud+. Subscription starts at $0.99/month.
For those who don’t know, Hide My Email is an extended form of Sign in with Apple that came with iOS 13 a few years ago. Basically, it allows you to hide your email address when you sign up for a service on your iPhone.
The Hide My Email feature in iCloud+ offers two unique features. The first is that you can generate random email addresses whenever you want. You don’t need to be on a signup page to activate the feature. You can create a random e-mail address, send it via any messaging service and register using this e-mail address on your PC. Also, new email addresses are now easier to remember with “@iCloud.com” at the end. So it’s easier to sign up for new services with Hide My Email in iCloud+.
The free Hide My Email feature allows you to monitor all apps linked to your Apple ID and manage them without spending any money. But the process is cumbersome and requires you to visit your Apple account on the web. iCloud+ greatly simplifies this by giving you all the features in one place in iOS 15 settings.
Create Hide My Email in iOS 15 on iPhone and iPad
- start Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Now, tap on your profile avatar on the hill.
3. Next, select iCloud.
4. Then, “Hide My Email” choice.
5. Next, tap on “.create new address” button.
6. Tap Now. Go on.
7. Next, tag your address. The label will help you remember what app you use this email address for. You also have the option to add a note so you can remember how you used this email address.
8. Finally, you will receive a confirmation that says: “All Set. Your unique, random address has been generated“Tap on”Completed” to finish.
Check List of Apps Using Hide My Email
iOS 15 allows you to track all the apps you’ve signed up using the unique Hide My Email address. Follow the steps below:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and navigate to: profile photo -> iCloud -> Hide My Email.
In row 2 you will see: list of all apps and websites People using the Hide My Email address. You can tap on a specific entry to check the email address it uses to contact you.
Turn Off Forwarding from Hide My Email in iOS 15
If you want to stop receiving email from an app or web service, you can disable forwarding at Hide My Email. Here’s how the process works:
- First, go to: Settings -> profile picture -> iCloud -> Hide My Email on your iOS 15 device.
2nd place, app or website you no longer want to receive e-mails.
3. Next, turn off the switch next to “.forward” option. Then tap “Close” on the popup to confirm your action.
Change Hide My Email Forwarding Address on iPhone and iPad
iOS 15 also gives you the flexibility to change your Hide My Email forwarding address on your iPhone and iPad.
- On your iPhone or iPad go to Settings -> profile picture -> iCloud -> Hide My Email.
5. Next, tap on “.forward” choice.
5. Now, choose e-mail address where you want the emails to be forwarded.
Stop Apps From Using Your Apple ID on iPhone and iPad
- On your iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 device, navigate to: Settings app.
2. Now, tap . your name and profile avatar.
3. Next, tap . Password and Security.
4. Next, tap on “.Apps using Apple ID” under “Sign in with Apple” Episode.
5th place, choose app that you no longer want to use your Apple ID.
6. Next, tap “.Stop using your Apple IDConfirm the action by tapping ” and “ .stop using” once again in the popup window.
To obtain The Ultimate ‘Hide My Email’ to Keep Spam Out
In an age where hacking and malware attacks are always around, it’s important to stay protected with extra layers of security. Hide My Email can play a vital role in helping you protect your personal email from being abused by spammers. To take full advantage of this security feature on your iPhone running iOS 15, you will need to upgrade to iCloud+. By the way, how do you rate the Hide My Email feature in iCloud+? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Also, give feedback on other key iOS 15 features including Notification Summary, Focus mode, Safari extensions, and Apple Digital Legacy.