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  • Encryption on IOS?

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    #2402978

    I checked OneDrive url today regarding security –

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/how-onedrive-safeguards-your-data-in-the-cloud-23c6ea94-3608-48d7-8bf0-80e142edd1e1

    All this I am doing:

    • Create a strong password.
    • Add security info to your Microsoft account.
    • Use two-factor verification.
    • Subscribe to Microsoft 365

    except this:
    Enable encryption on your mobile devices. If you have the OneDrive mobile app, we recommend that you enable encryption on your iOS or Android devices. This helps to keep your OneDrive files protected if your mobile device is lost, stolen, or someone gains access to it.

    I was wondering what other OneDrive users are doing? Have you enabled encryption on your IOS (that is what I have)?  If so, any problems or issues with it?  I guess my main concern would be I’d get blocked out of accessing my data!  Is it a good idea to enable encryption?  They don’t provide instructions on how to do it – which I would have to look up.

    Thanks! Donna

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    • #2403024

      On iOS, simply setting a passcode will enable encryption. So long as you have a passcode set on your device, your data is encrypted. Everyone should set a passcode on their device. Not setting one means that anyone who gains physical access to the device gets full, unfettered access to everything on it.

      • #2403291

        True and I have a passcode. So I have protection, as you point out.  I suppose this is extra protection, because a 6-digit passcode can be broken, can’t it? But then I have to consider, how likely that would occur for me? More likely, the device (lost or stolen) would be wiped out and reused. I guess then, I’m ok with the passcode only. Or am I incorrect in my thinking here?

    • #2403315

      More likely, the device (lost or stolen) would be wiped out and reused. I guess then, I’m ok with the passcode only. Or am I incorrect in my thinking here?

      iOS is encrypted. In case of lost or stolen you can mark your iPhone, iPad.. as lost or stolen on iCloud and wipe the device clean remotely.

      • #2403318

        thanks – I knew about remote wipe too. I think I was confused about what ‘enable encryption’ means on IOS! I am all set.  : )

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