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Hide My Email has been provided as a feature in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to let you hide your personal email address and keep it private. The feature enables Apple devices to share unique, random email addresses that users can use on websites and apps asking their personal email address for signups. The random addresses help forward emails to your personal mailbox — alongside giving you the ability to delete them at any time. iPhone and iPad users can also use Hide My Email directly from Safari, Mail, and iCloud settings.
In this article, we give you a step-by-step guide on how to use Hide My Email on your Apple device.
Before beginning, it is important to note that the Hide My Email feature is a part of iCloud+ — the paid subscription-based service that is available starting at Rs. 75 ($0.99 in the US) a month.
The feature is also an extension of the existing Sign in with Apple feature that the Cupertino company introduced in 2019 and is limited to services that can be signed up using an Apple ID. Hide My Email, unlike Sign in with Apple, allows users to have randomly-generated email addresses that can be used anywhere. Users can also manage their existing random email addresses or deactivate any one of them at any time they want.
Once you have iCloud+ on your iPhone or iPad, you can set up Hide My Email. Here's how.
Below are the steps you can follow to manage or delete your randomly created email addresses using Hide My Email.
Although Hide My Email has been a part of Apple devices since the release of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 in September, iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 that were released earlier this month expanded the feature to the Mail app. That enabled users to create a random email address for use directly while sending an email using the preloaded app.