This post will walk you through activating and utilizing the iOS mail feature called Hide My Email on the iPhone 13 device. Read on to learn how to set up Hide My Email on iPhone 13 in iOS 15.2.1.
What is Hide My Email and how does it work?
Hide My Email is the latest email privacy feature for iOS 15 and iCloud Plus. With this feature, you can get and use a unique, randomly generated email address to prevent spammers from populating your mailbox.
This feature can help address the rising demands for email privacy and security amidst the abundant presence of ads and scams.
With Hide My Email, you can create an anonymous email address (burner email address) that you can provide whenever prompted by a website to enter an email to proceed. So instead of giving out your real email address, you give out a burner email address instead.
The new Hide My Email feature is available in iOS 15 or later devices including the recently rolled out iPhone 13 series.
Hide My Email can be used with Sign in with Apple in supported third-party app or website or with iCloud+ in Safari or on iCloud.com on your iPhone.
Outlined below are a step-by-step walkthrough about creating a new dummy email address on the new iPhone 13 using Hide My Email.
Easy Steps to Set Up Hide My Email on iPhone 13
The following steps are also applicable when setting up Hide My Email on other iPhones running on the iOS 15 or later version.
Actual screens and menu items may vary between carriers and device models so expect some slight interface variations.
In order to use Hide My Email, you will need to have an iCloud, particularly icloud Plus subscription. This means paying for at least $1 to $10 per month for extra cloud storage so you can access the Hide My Email tool. Unfortunately, the 5GB free iCloud storage won’t suffice.
If you’re an existing paid iCloud subscriber, all you have to do is to upgrade your device to iOS 15 so your account will automatically be upgraded to iCloud Plus.
Once you’ve got everything set, you may go ahead and proceed with these subsequent steps to create and use random email addresses.
Step 1: Open the Settings app by tapping on the settings icon from the Home screen of your iPhone.
Step 2: While on the Settings menu, tap on your Apple ID name on the topmost section. Doing so will take you to the Apple ID menu.
Step 3: Scroll to find and then tap iCloud to continue. More iCloud storage features and relevant options will load up next.
Step 4: To continue, find and then tap Hide my email.
Step 5: On the succeeding menu, tap Create new address.
Step 6: Read the Hide my email overview and then tap Continue.
Step 7: On the Label your address screen, enter your address and brief description if you want then follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to create the new dummy email address.
By then you should be all set to use the new dummy (random) email address when sending and/or replying to emails in Mail. The same thing when you’re asked to enter your email address when accessing a certain website or page in Safari.
To create another dummy email address using Hide My Email, just repeat the same steps. All dummy email addresses will be listed under the Hide My Email menu of your iCloud account.
You can create and delete multiple email addresses anytime when needed. And from there you can also deactivate and reactivate a dummy email address at any time.
To deactivate a dummy address, just tap deactivate email address from the iCloud settings on your iOS device.
Aside from Safari, Hide My Email is also built directly into the iOS Mail app and iCloud.com settings. Hide My Email is also available on other Apple devices including iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
Using Hide My Email in Safari
- To use Hide My Email in Safari, open the website that’s asking for your email address then tap in an email field. Above the keyboard, tap Hide My Email to generate a new random email address.
Using Hide My Email in iOS Mail
- To use Hide My Email in iOS Mail, just open a new message window, tap the From field and then select Hide My Email in the pop-up menu.
Important emails you received in your dummy email address can also be forwarded to your real email or personal inbox. Doing so will let you read and respond directly to these emails while keeping your real personal email address private.
And that’s all about creating random email addresses using Hide My Email on the iPhone 13 in iOS 15.2.
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