Maintaining an iota of privacy online isn’t easy. Web tracking from tech giants like Google and Facebook can sometimes feel like an inevitability if you plan to, say, use a smart phone. Luckily, if that smart phone happens to be one of Apple’s products, you have an arsenal of tools to combat would-be data sleuths.
While this feature has been around for a while, Apple has dragged its feet on actually enforcing its new tracking rules too strictly, giving developers time to adapt their apps to the change. This month, however, it started rejecting developers whose apps were found to be non-compliant, meaning the feature will likely reach its final form in the upcoming rollout of iOS 14.5.
One of the best perks of “Sign in with Apple” and “Hide my email” is that they work automatically if you’re using iOS 14. To take advantage of the latter, all you have to do is press “Hide my email” when the prompt appears and emails will be forwarded from your secure burner address to the account associated with your Apple ID.