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How to Use Hide My Email feature in iOS 15 to keep Email Address Private on Online Forms and Services

Online privacy is very important but it is not easy to keep your identity secure when you have to give your email address away whenever you join a website. And if your email address is your name then you are giving away more data.

Apple’s “Hide My Email” service comes in iOS 15.

Hide My Email is a feature that lets you sign up for websites and fill out forms with a fake email address.

This keeps people from seeing your email address, and still lets you get the emails you want.

How to use Hide My Email on iPhone?

Hide My Email is available to all users with iOS 15, but you’ll need iCloud+ to use it in some places. You’ll see Hide My Email as an option in two situations :

Using Sign in With Apple

Apple launch the Sign in With Apple program.

This lets you make accounts in new apps using your Apple ID information.

It’s a easy way to get start in an app without having to remember a new username and password.

Open an app that offers Sign in With Apple as a choice when creating your account, and pick that option.

Follow These Steps :

  • You should be given a choice:

You can pick Share My Email which gives the app your real email address or Hide My Email, which will give them a fake one.

  • Pick Hide My Email.
  • Continue.

Any email the app sends you will still be sent to your real email address but the app won’t know what that address is.

Anyone with an Apple ID account can use this feature.

Signing up for a new service or filling out a form :

This feature is only available to iCloud+ users.

When you fill out forms online then they usually ask you for your email address.

Follow These Steps :

  • Tap the text field that asks for your email address.
  • If your phone recognizes that it’s asking for your email then you’ll see Hide My Email appear as an autocomplete option.
  • Tap it.
  • A menu will appear and offer you a randomly generated email address.
  • Tap the refresh button next to it to get a new one.
  • Continue to save and use it.
  • On the next screen give the fake email a Note so you can remember what it’s being use for.
  • Tap Use.

How to Find and Delete Hide My Email Addresses?

Follow These Steps :

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap your name at the top of the page.
  • Then tap iCloud.
  • Tap Hide My Email.
  • You’ll see a list of all the emails you’ve created, the option to create a new one right away.
  • Tab that lets you change where your emails get forwarded to.

NOTE : There’s no point to creating a new Hide My Email address from this menu. But in the future, Apple plans to add the ability to send emails using your fake addresses, in addition to receiving them – once this debuts, you can make a fake email here specifically for sending messages.

  • If you tap on one of your existing addresses then you can change its label and note or Deactivate it.
  • Deactivating the address won’t delete it but emails sent to it won’t be forwarded to you anymore.

Deactivate email addresses can be reactivate by going back to the main Hide My Email page and selecting Inactive Addresses.

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