Latest iOS 15.4 beta brings custom email domain settings
Ever since Apple added custom email domains to iCloud+, you’ve always had to set them up through a website. It looks like Apple is bringing most of these features to the Settings app at least. As we delved deeper into iOS 15.4 beta 1, we found a new settings pane for the service.
What is a custom email domain?
With this feature, iCloud+ subscribers can use the mail service for their own personal domain names. For example, I can migrate emails from my domain jeffbuttswriter.digital to use iCloud. I am allowed up to three email addresses per domain and up to five personal domains.
Subscribers who share iCloud+ with a Family Sharing group can also share their email domains with them. Then anyone in the Family Sharing group can add a domain, choose whether or not to share it, and manage email addresses for it.
Managing Your Domain Email Address in iOS Settings
To manage your service from your iPhone or iPad, launch the Settings application. Next, tap your Apple ID at the top and navigate to iCloud > iCloud Mail > Custom Email Domain.
If you’ve already set up a custom email domain, you can manage it here. This includes finalizing domain setup, adding email addresses, or deleting your custom email domain.
You can also add a new custom email domain. Currently, however, the process eventually moves to your browser to complete some steps through the iCloud webpage. Of course, during setup, you’ll need to switch to your browser anyway to change your email settings with your domain hosting provider.
Who can benefit from the service?
This is a great feature for those who own their own domain names and want easy email setup and access. Other services, such as Google Domains and Workspace, charge a fee for each email user. That’s not the case here.
With iCloud+, the service included as part of the subscription. Even if you’re only on the $0.99/month 50GB storage plan, you’re an iCloud+ subscriber and can take advantage of custom email domains.