New iPhone feature boosts privacy with one click – and it's coming to your device soon
APPLE will soon be bringing out iOS 15.2 and it's got a brilliant new privacy feature.
According to iOS 15.2 beta users, there's a new 'Hide My Email' feature and it could stop you getting spammed.
Apple fans will know that iOS 15 already has a feature called Hide My Email that lets you use an alternative email address when signing up to things online.
This in itself helps to stop spam.
However, the new feature is said to take things a step further by allowing you to hide your email address when you communicate with someone you don't know on iPhone's Mail app.
When you hide your email address, recipients of your emails will see a false address instead.
Emails they send back will still come to your hidden email account.
This could stop your actual email address being added to a marketing database.
It could also stop companies selling on your data.
The feature is said to be easy to use.
You just need to open the Mail app on your iPad or iPhone once it's been updated to the upcoming iOS software.
Start a new email and fill in the To field.
Then, click Cc/Bcc, From field and watch it collapse before pressing From again.
Scroll down to the bottom and click Hide My Email and Apple will automatically give you a fake address.
Then send your email as normal.
When is iOS 15.2 coming out?
Experts suggest iOS 15.2 will be coming out in the next few weeks.
Rumours suggest it could release any time between end of November to mid December.
It's always advisable to download the latest iOS software for the security updates alone.
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