Have you ever been in a situation where you had to share the email address with the business to use their services? With so many apps and services, it’s pretty easy to fill the email inbox with junk mail and marketing spam. Apple’s new addition to Hide my email is here to take care of such situations. You can create personalized email addresses and use them with the apps on your iPhone.
Before we get started and start creating a custom email address on iPhone, let us remind you that the Hide My Email feature is only available for iCloud + the subscribers. You have to pay at least for the entry-level iCloud plan to get the benefit.
Also, the feature is available on iOS 15 or higher. Apple released the latest iOS 15 to all compatible iPhone models on September 20.
If you’re still stuck on iOS 14, it’s time to upgrade to iOS 15 from the Settings> General> Software Update menu.
Where is my email hiding on iPhone
The Hide my email menu is tucked away in the Settings app. Here’s how to get there.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on iPhone.
2nd step: Tap your profile and go to iCloud.
Step 3: Open Hide My Email and you will see all the email addresses you created using Sign in with Apple during signup.
How to create a personalized email address on iPhone
In the same menu Hide my email, you can create a new email address. The feature helps you keep your personal email address private by creating unique and random addresses which are forwarded to your inbox and can be deleted at any time.
Step 1: Open iPhone settings and go to your profile.
2nd step: Go to iCloud, then open the Hide My Email menu.
Step 3: Tap Create new address.
Step 4: The operating system will generate a random email address to use. You need to label your address so that you can remember what purpose you created the email for and even add a note to it.
If you find the email address is too complicated, you can always tap Use a different address and create a different email address in Hide my email.
Step 5: Label your email and add a note.
Step 6: Tap the Next button at the top.
Step 7: It will take a minute or two for Apple to create a new email address for you. Tap Done, and you’re good to go.
That’s it. You have successfully created a personalized email address on your iPhone. Copy it and use it wherever you want.
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Stop forwarding emails to your primary inbox
Random emails that you generated using Sign In with Apple and Hide my email menu are set to forward to your primary inbox. However, you can easily change the behavior if you think you are getting too many emails from them. Here’s how.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
2nd step: Go to Profile> iCloud> Hide my email menu.
Step 3: Select the email id for which you want to stop emails in your primary inbox.
Step 4: Disable forwarding to switch and you will not receive any new emails from the created custom email ID.
Delete personalized email addresses
Power users will appreciate the ability to create random email addresses on the go. You could end up creating dozens of such addresses in no time. Once you’ve reached your goal, you can always deactivate / delete the personalized email address from the Hide my email menu.
Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open iPhone settings and go to Account menu> iCloud.
2nd step: Select Hide my email and scroll to the email label. Unfortunately, there is no search button to quickly jump to the created email address.
Step 3: Tap the corresponding email tag.
Step 4: Tap Disable Email Address and confirm your decision.
The created email address will stop receiving emails sent to that address. You can reactivate it from the Inactive addresses section.
You will find the Disable addresses menu at the very bottom in the Hide my email section.
Protect the privacy of your emails
Apple’s tough stance on privacy and security continues with the iOS 15 update. Apple wants to protect your emails from unwanted emails with Hide My Email on iPhone. How do you plan to use personalized email addresses on your iPhone? Sound off in the comments section below.
Last updated Sep 19, 2021
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