Apple is one of the first businesses that springs to mind when it comes to guaranteeing a privacy-focused user experience. Apple has worked on encryption and data protection to protect its consumers, from features like ‘Find My iPhone’ to ‘Remote Wipe,’ which allows you to delete vital data remotely if you lose the device.
With the release of iOS 15.2 and iCloud+, Apple has added further security measures, one of which is “Hide My Email.” Apple claims that the feature generates a unique random ID and allows users to hide their email addresses. It can be used to create a new account with an app, send an email, or sign up for an online newsletter. This security feature, however, is not available in the free 5GB iCloud tier.
Here are steps to follow to use Apple’s newest ‘Hide my Email,’ security feature:
Open the setting app on your Apple device
- Go to the top of the screen and click on your name.
- From the drop-down menu, select iCloud.
- Select ‘Hide My Email’ and establish a new email address for yourself.
- Select the email address to which you want your messages forwarded.
- Click “Use different address” to produce any other random email address, or just use the first one.
- You can also use this function to categorize your various email accounts based on their intended use.
- When you’re completed, press the ‘done’ button.
By selecting “Manage Sign in with Apple Settings” afterward, you can also deactivate or change the label of the handles. ‘Hide IP address,’ ‘Share your current location just once,’ and ‘App privacy report,’ among other security improvements, were introduced with iOS 15 and 15.2.