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Take advantage of end-to-end encryption in iCloud

Apple iCloud offers end-to-end encryption for certain types of data including Maps searches and Siri information. To use it, though, you’ll first need to have two-factor authentication enabled for your Apple ID. 2FA is a win-win, as it strengthens your account security while unlocking access to a wider range of iCloud services.

Back up your Mac’s file to iCloud

Once you’re signed into iCloud on a Mac, you can backup your local files to the cloud via an iCloud Drive setting. Just go to System Preferences -> Apple ID and click on the “Options” button next to iCloud Drive and enable the setting for “Desktop and Document Folders.” Doing so will make it so […]

Set up two-step verification for your iCloud account

iCloud is an optimal solution for storing photos, email messages, contacts, etc. As you back up more important information into the cloud, having a robust security system for your account becomes essential. One way to make your account more secure is by enabling two-step verification. This involves entering a unique verification code, which gets sent […]

Don’t store sensitive data in the Notes app

Do you keep credit card numbers or log-in credentials in the Notes app on your iPhone? If so, you’re at risk of having your identity stolen by someone else who has access to your phone. Use iCloud Keychain instead.

Erase your iPhone when it gets stolen

By logging into your iCloud account, you can erase all of the data on your iPhone remotely. This will keep your private information, such as credit card numbers and login credentials, out of the hands of thieves. Although, it’s important to mention that after erasing your device, you won’t be able to use tracking apps […]