At the WWDC21 development conference, which took place more than three weeks ago, we saw Apple introducing new versions of its operating systems. Specifically, Apple came up with iOS and iPadOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, watchOS 8 and tvOS 15. Immediately after the introductory presentation at WWDC21, the first development beta versions of these systems were released, so the developers could try them out immediately. A few days ago, we also saw the release of public beta versions, so that absolutely anyone can finally try the mentioned systems. There are more than enough new functions in the systems and we pay attention to them on a daily basis in our magazine. In this article, we will specifically look at a new feature from Mail.
iOS 15: How to enable the privacy function in Mail
If someone sends you an email, they can monitor how you work with them in certain ways. Specifically, for example, it can detect when you opened an e-mail, or it can monitor other activity that is associated with the e-mail. In most cases, this tracking occurs through an invisible pixel that is added to the body of the email. However, iOS 15 has a new feature that ensures perfect privacy. It is called Protect Activity in Mail, and you can activate it as follows:
- First, you need to move to the native Settingsapp on your iPhone with iOS 15 .
- Once you’ve done so, go down a piece below to locate and click on the line labeled
- Then, on the next screen, go down a bit again, to the Newscategory .
- Next, in this category, click the box labeled
- Finally, all you have to do is use the radio button to activatethe Protect activity in Mail option.
Once you’ve activated the above feature, you can be sure that iPhone will do everything possible to protect your Mail activity. Specifically, after activating the Protect activity in Mail function, your IP address will be hidden, and remote content will be retrieved anonymously in the background, even if you do not open the message. These will make it harder for these senders to track your Mail activity. In addition, this feature ensures that neither senders nor Apple will be able to obtain information about how you work in Mail. Then, when you receive a new e-mail, instead of downloading it as usual, every time you open it, it will only be downloaded once, no matter what you do next with the e-mail. And much more.