Apple iPhone tricks: What if we tell you that you can send an email to anyone without even disclosing your real email ID? If you are an iPhone user, you can use the Hide My Email feature for the same. According to the information provided by Apple, Hide My Email allows you to create unique, random email addresses that forward to your personal inbox so you can send and receive email without having to share your real email address.
This random email address can be used with apps, websites, and more so your personal email can stay private. It's built in to Sign in with Apple and iCloud+. "Hide My Email is a service that lets you keep your personal email address private whether you are creating a new account with an app, signing up for a newsletter online, or sending an email to someone you don't know well," Apple said.
There are two key ways to use Hide My Email. With Sign in with Apple, which lets you create an account using a randomly-generated email address directly within a supported third-party app or website. Or with iCloud+, which lets you generate as many random email addresses as you need on your device, in Safari, or on iCloud.com, which you can use for whatever site or purpose you choose.
If you create an account with an app or visit a website that supports sign in with Apple, you can choose to share your email address, if you are familiar with the app or website, or hide your email address, if you would prefer more privacy. If you choose the Hide my Email option, only the app or website you created the account with can use this random email address to communicate with you.
It can be known that with an iCloud+ subscription, you can generate unique, random addresses from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 or later in any email field in Safari. Also, at any time, you can change the email address that receives forwarded messages. Or you can choose to turn off email forwarding to stop receiving messages. You can manage your addresses created with Hide My Email in Settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or on iCloud.com.
You can create and manage Hide My Email addresses in Settings. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Hide My Email, then do any of the following:
Create a Hide My Email address: Tap Create New Address, then follow the onscreen instructions.
Deactivate a Hide My Email address: Tap an address (below Create New Address), then tap Deactivate Email Address. After you deactivate the address, it no longer forwards emails to you.
Change which personal email address to forward to: Tap Forward To, then choose an email address. Options consist of addresses that are available with your Apple ID.
Copy a forwarding address to use elsewhere: Tap an address (below Create New Address), touch and hold the Hide My Email section, then tap Copy. To immediately use that address elsewhere, touch and hold in a text field, then tap Paste.
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