iCloud Encryption for Your iPhone, iPad, Mac and More

Flawless data protection for your cloud by Boxcryptor

Use Boxcryptor to retain full control over your data in the cloud because only zero knowledge encryption makes your online storage secure.

Benefits of Encryption by Boxcryptor

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    Automatic detection of your iCloud

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    Leading end-to-end encryption technology

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    Your data is encrypted before it reaches the cloud

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    Free for non-commercial use

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    Available for iOS, macOS and Windows

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    Cloud security “Made in Germany”

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    Additional Security for Your iCloud

    iCloud backups assist you in preventing data loss and allow you to access your data wherever you are. However, if you want to keep your data under your control and want no one but you to be able to access it, an additional security layer is necessary. Boxcryptor helps with that. Boxcryptor’s end-to-end encryption after the zero knowledge paradigm gives you full control over your files, pictures, and sensitive information. Boxcryptor protects your iCloud and gives you alone access to it on all platforms.

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    Seamless Integration of Boxcryptor with iCloud

    When you install Boxcryptor, it creates a virtual drive and detects your iCloud automatically. In your iCloud folder in this virtual drive, you can manage all your data as you are used to. We recommend creating a new folder in the beginning, to encrypt it, and to copy all your files in there. This is the great thing about Boxcryptor: everything you add to an encrypted folder will be encrypted automatically. Encryption is on the fly which means that you will not notice the encryption when you work with your files in this drive. Boxcryptor handles everything for you in this one safe place.

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    Try out Boxcryptor to encrypt your data in the cloud, to make sure that no one but you can access the data. The basic version for one cloud on two devices is free.

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    Questions and Answers

    Can I still share files and folders, even with encryption?

    Yes of course. You can easily share securely encrypted files and folders with other Boxcryptor users. For sharing with friends who do not use Boxcryptor or a cloud, you can use our service Whisply, which is fully integrated into Boxcryptor. However, at this point Whisply is only available for OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox. It is not implemented for iCloud yet.

    Does Boxcryptor use up more storage space on my PC or Mac?

    No, Boxcryptor does not use up more or double the space. Some users fear that we store files twice on the machine, encrypted, and unencrypted. This is not the case; the files are only stored once.

    Can I encrypt my iPhone backup with Boxcryptor?

    Apple does not offer the option to protect automatically created iPhone backups with end-to-end encryption, and they are not planning to change this, in the near future. Because we think that you should have the option to secure your data anyways, we created a guide on how to securely store encrypted backups of your iPhone in iCloud, using our encryption software. Read the full how-to here.

    How can the trustworthiness of the software be verified?

    Boxcryptor has been tested for security and vulnerabilities in an independent audit. The audit was carried out by the security firm Kudelski Security, with consistently positive results. Amongst other things, the insight into the code shows that no serious vulnerabilities were found by the security company. The full report is available on our blog.

    How secure is iCloud?

    Unlike hard drives, for example, data stored in the cloud is very well protected, as physical events like fires or burglaries can not affect your cloud-stored data. Nevertheless, individuals have to secure files that they save in a cloud since many cloud storage providers do not offer end-to-end encryption. With Boxcryptor, you can encrypt your data before uploading it in the cloud.