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iOS 15 lets you make burner email addresses to limit the spam you get – here’s how to set it up

Sick of spam cluttering your primary email address? This could help.

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When Apple released iOS 15, its latest mobile operating system, it made privacy a focus for many of the improvements. Some of those privacy features only work if you’re a subscriber to iCloud, as a perk for paying for more storage and other benefits.

One of the most useful features of that subscription is Hide My Email, which lets you create burner emails on demand. That’s great for signing up for trial subscriptions to services or wherever you might not want to use your primary email address.

I mean, a new email breach is announced every month or so, and we can appreciate you not wanting to use your main account for anything at this point. Here’s how to set it up.

Here’s how to set up Hide My Mail on iOS 15

The thing you need to know before we start is that you need to have a subscription to iCloud+.

  1. Open the Settings app Ios settings app

  2. Tap on your Apple ID name at the top

  3. Tap on iCloudIos 15 icloud settings

  4. Tap on Hide My EmailIos 15 settings app icloud

  5. Tap on Create New AddressCreate a burner email with hide my email

  6. You’ll get a unique email address to use, which will be forwarded to your personal email by Apple. Tap on Continue to finish up.Email created by hide my email

  7. You can add a tag here to group your burner emails by category, and add a note if you wantIos 15 hide my email tags

Now you can use that email anywhere and it will automatically forward any emails to your Apple ID email account.

READ MORE: Is your own number spam-texting you? You’re not alone

It’s a great way to find out which services have leaked your email or credentials, and it’s another tool in our arsenal against scammers, hackers, and other attackers on the internet.

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