Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had to share your email address with the company to use their services? With so many apps and services, it's easy enough to fill your email inbox with spam and marketing junk. Apple's newest addition to Hide my email is here to solve these kinds of situations. You can create custom email addresses and use them with your iPhone applications.
Before we go ahead and start creating a custom email address on iPhone, let us remind you that the Hide My Email feature is available to iCloud + subscribers only. You must pay for at least the entry-level iCloud plan to enjoy the benefit.
Also, the functionality is available in iOS 15 or higher. Apple released the latest iOS 15 for all supported iPhone models on September 20.
If you're still stuck on iOS 14, it's time to update to iOS 15 from Settings> General> Software Update menu.
Where is Hide my email on iPhone?
The Hide My Email menu is found within the Settings app. Here's how to access it.
Step 1: Open Settings app on iPhone.
Step 2: Tap on your profile and go to iCloud.
Step 3: Open Hide My Email and you will see all the email addresses that you created with the Sign in with Apple feature during registration.
How to create a custom email address on iPhone
From the same Hide my email menu, you can create a new email address. The feature helps you keep your personal email address private by creating unique and random addresses that are forwarded to your inbox and can be deleted at any time.
Step 1: Open iPhone Settings and go to your profile.
Step 2: Navigate to iCloud and 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 you can remember for what purpose you created the email and even add a note to it.
If you find the email address too complicated, you can always tap Use different address and create a different email address under 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. Touch Done and you are good to go.
That is all. You have successfully created a custom email address on your iPhone. Copy it and use it wherever you want.
Stop email forwarding to your main inbox
The random emails you generated with Sign in with Apple and Hide my email menu are set to be forwarded to your main email inbox. However, you can easily change the behavior if you think you are getting too many emails from them. That's how.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Go to Profile> iCloud> Hide my email menu.
Step 3: Select the email ID you want to stop emails in your main email inbox.
Step 4: Uncheck Forward to toggle and you will not receive any new email from the created custom email ID.
Delete custom email addresses
Advanced users will appreciate the ability to create random email addresses on the fly. You could end up creating dozens of such addresses in no time. Once its purpose is served, you can always disable / delete the custom email address from the Hide my email menu.
Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open iPhone Settings and go to Account> iCloud menu.
Step 2: Select Hide my email and scroll down to the email label. Unfortunately, there is no search button to quickly jump to the created email address.
Step 3: Tap the corresponding email label.
Step 4: Tap Deactivate email address and confirm your decision.
The email address created will stop receiving emails sent to this address. You can reactivate it from the Inactive addresses section.
You'll find the Deactivate addresses menu at the bottom of the Hide my email section.
Protect your email privacy
Apple's strong stance on privacy and security continues with the iOS 15 update. Apple wants to protect your emails from spam with Hide My Email on iPhone. How do you plan to use custom email addresses on your iPhone? Speak up in the comment section below.
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