iCloud security overview

<ul> <li>Global Nav Open MenuGlobal Nav Close Menu</li> <li>Apple</li> <li>Shopping Bag+</li> </ul>Search SupportCancel<ul> <li>Apple</li> <li>Mac</li> <li>iPad</li> <li>iPhone</li> <li>Watch</li> <li>TV</li> <li>Music</li> <li>Support</li> <li> </li> <li>Shopping Bag+</li> </ul>Cancel Quick Links <ul> <li> If you forgot your Apple ID password </li> <li> If you forgot the passcode for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch </li> <li> View, change, or cancel your subscriptions </li> <li> Update iOS on your device </li> <li> Contact Apple Support </li> </ul> 5 Quick Links iCloud security overview <p>iCloud is built with&nbsp;industry-standard security technologies, employs strict policies to protect your information, and is leading the industry by adopting privacy-preserving technologies like end-to-end encryption for your data.</p> Data security <p>iCloud secures your information by encrypting it when it's in transit, storing it in iCloud in an encrypted format, and using secure tokens for authentication. For certain sensitive information, Apple uses end-to-end encryption. This means that only you can access your information, and&nbsp;only on devices where you’re signed into iCloud. No one else, not even Apple, can access end-to-end encrypted information.</p> <p>In some cases, your iCloud data may be stored using third-party partners’ servers—such as Amazon Web Services or&nbsp;Google Cloud Platform—but these partners don’t have the keys&nbsp;to decrypt your data stored on&nbsp;their servers.</p> <p>End-to-end encryption requires that you have&nbsp;two-factor authentication&nbsp;turned on for your Apple ID. Keeping your software up-to-date and using two-factor authentication are the most important things that you can do to maintain the security of your devices and data.</p> <p>Here's more detail on how iCloud protects your data.</p> <strong>Data</strong> <strong>Encryption</strong> <strong>Notes</strong> <strong>In transit</strong> <strong>On server</strong> Backup Yes Yes A minimum of 128-bit AES encryption Safari History &amp;&nbsp;Bookmarks Yes Yes Calendars Yes Yes Contacts Yes Yes Find My (Devices &amp. People) Yes Yes iCloud Drive Yes Yes Messages in iCloud Yes Yes Notes Yes Yes Photos Yes Yes Reminders Yes Yes Siri&nbsp;Shortcuts Yes Yes Voice Memos Yes Yes Wallet passes Yes Yes iCloud.com Yes — All sessions at iCloud.com are encrypted with TLS 1.2. Any data accessed via iCloud.com is encrypted on server as indicated in this table. Mail Yes No All traffic between your devices and iCloud Mail&nbsp;is encrypted with TLS 1.2. Consistent with standard industry practice, iCloud does not encrypt data stored on IMAP mail servers. All Apple email clients support optional S/MIME encryption. End-to-end encrypted data <p>End-to-end encryption provides the highest level of data security. Your data is protected with a key derived from information unique to your device, combined with your device passcode, which only you know. No one else can access or read this data.</p> <p>These features and their data are transmitted and stored in iCloud using end-to-end encryption:</p> <ul> <li>Apple Card transactions (requires iOS 12.4 or later)</li> <li>Home data</li> <li>Health data (requires iOS 12 or later)&nbsp;</li> <li>iCloud Keychain (includes all of your saved accounts and passwords)</li> <li>Maps Favorites, Collections and search history (requires iOS 13 or later)</li> <li>Memoji (requires iOS 12.1 or later)</li> <li>Payment information</li> <li>QuickType Keyboard learned vocabulary (requires iOS 11 or later)</li> <li>Safari History and iCloud Tabs (requires iOS 13 or later)</li> <li>Screen Time</li> <li>Siri information</li> <li>Wi-Fi passwords</li> <li>W1 and H1 Bluetooth keys (requires iOS 13 or later)</li> </ul> <p>To access your data on a new device, you might have to enter the passcode for an existing or former device.</p> <p>Messages in iCloud also uses end-to-end encryption. If you have&nbsp;iCloud Backup turned on, your backup includes a copy of the key protecting your Messages.&nbsp;This ensures you can recover your Messages if&nbsp;you lose&nbsp;access to iCloud Keychain and&nbsp;your trusted devices. When you turn off iCloud Backup, a new key is generated&nbsp;on your device&nbsp;to protect future messages&nbsp;and isn't stored by Apple.</p> Two-factor authentication <p>With two-factor authentication, your account can only be accessed on devices you trust, like your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. When you want to sign in with your Apple ID on a new&nbsp;device the first time, you need to provide two pieces of information—your password and the six-digit verification code that's auto-displayed&nbsp;on your trusted devices.</p> Use of secure tokens for authentication <p>When you access iCloud services with Apple’s built-in apps (for example, Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps on iOS or macOS), authentication is handled using a secure token. Secure tokens eliminate the need to store your iCloud password on devices and computers.</p> Health data <p>End-to-end encryption for Health data requires iOS 12 or later and two-factor authentication. Otherwise, your data is still encrypted in storage and transmission but is not encrypted end-to-end. After you turn on two-factor authentication and update iOS, your Health data is migrated to end-to-end encryption.</p> <p>If you back up your device on&nbsp;your Mac or iTunes, Health data is stored only if the backup is encrypted.</p> Privacy <p>Apple has a company-wide commitment to your privacy. Our Privacy Policy covers how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your information. And in addition to adhering to the Apple Privacy Policy, Apple designs all iCloud features with your privacy in mind.</p> Learn more <p>Learn more about advanced security features in the&nbsp;iOS Security Guide.</p> <p>Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of third-party websites or products. Apple makes no representations regarding third-party website accuracy or reliability. Contact the vendor for additional information.</p> Published Date:&nbsp;April 09, 2020 Helpful? Yes No Character limit: 250 Please don’t include any personal information in your comment. Maximum character limit is 250. Submit Thanks for your feedback. 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