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iOS 16.3 brings iCloud Advanced Data Protection feature to all users worldwide

January 18, 2023

Via: 9to5Mac

All users can now enable iCloud Advanced Data Protection, an opt-in feature to get end-to-end encryption for almost all data stored in iCloud, including messages, photos, and device backups.

The feature is activatable once users upgrade to iOS 16.3, currently in developer beta, with a public release of the new software update expected to arrive next week.

Under the default setup, Apple retains the keys to decrypt your iCloud data on their servers. This is required to support account recovery and other features.

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