iCloud Security: How Secure is Apple’s Storage for Your Data?

Abeerah Hashim Last updated: September 13, 2022 Read time: 15 minutes Disclosure

While Apple already does everything possible to ensure iCloud security, here's what you can do more from your end for enhanced privacy.

As an Apple user, all your data is stored on the iCloud (except the information locally stored on your devices). Thus, iCloud security should be a primary concern for you. Unfortunately, most users remain in the dark about iCloud’s internal security. Past hacks add to that situation. So the vital question remains: can the average iCloud user be at ease about data security? Or is it possible that iCloud is a privacy liability?

This article will review every security protocol Apple uses to protect user data. We’re also going to tell you about the best security measures you can employ to increase your iCloud security.

Quick tips to strengthen the security of iCloud

Apple takes user privacy seriously, regardless of location. And the iCloud’s security features are good in general. For example, they include high-end end-to-end encryption methods.

However, you can make your iCloud even safer by adopting a few simple extra measures.

  • Enable two-factor authentication.
  • Enable the “Find My” services for your gadgets.
  • If you are on ICloud+, turn “HideMyEmail” on.
  • Sign out of any browser you’re not using.
  • Manage the apps that find you using your Apple ID.
  • Choose a good, strong password.
  • Adopt a password manager.

What is iCloud?

iCloud is Apple’s cloud computing and storage platform serving iOS users since October 2011. As an Apple user, this is the place that stores your pictures, videos, contacts, calendars, notes, and all those things that have made Apple’s devices and software the darling of user-friendliness enthusiasts.

The tech giant offers iCloud to every Apple device user with limited free storage. (Think of it as something similar to Google Drive offered to Android users.) For instance, a user can avail up to 5GB of storage for free, whereas upgrading to iCloud+ for the premium subscription can get more storage and premium features.

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