iOS 15.4 is adding support for setting up custom email domains with iCloud+

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Icloud Plus Settings Ipados (Image credit: Adam Oram / iMore)

What you need to know

  • iOS 15.4 includes support for setting up custom email domains for iCloud+ users.
  • Previously, this could only be done on a Mac by visiting the iCloud website.
  • Things could change by the time iOS 15.4 is made available to the public.

Apple's new iOS 15.4 beta includes support for setting up custom email domains with iCloud+, something that was previously not possible. While this is the first beta release and things could change before iOS 15.4 is made available to the public, things are looking pretty good right now.

Previously, setting up custom email domains required people to visit the iCloud website. With iOS 15.4 that is going to change according to a MacRumors report. On iPhone and iPad, everything is handled via the Settings app.

If you go to Settings > Apple ID > ‌iCloud‌, "‌iCloud‌ Mail" is now a tappable option and it includes a section for setting up a Custom Email Domain.

People looking to take advantage of this will need to be paid iCloud+ subscribers, with prices starting at just $0.99 per month. Each user can have up to five different custom domains and Family Sharing means other people can also access their emails via those domains, too.

You will of course need to have iOS 15.4 installed for this all to work and while it is now available to developers, we don't yet know when it will be made available to everyone. Apple only recently made the first developer beta available and will likely need a few more releases before the update is ready for primetime.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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