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lordhamster

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Before I turn on iCloud advanced protection mode, I need to ensure that my wife won't kill me right in the face.

Currently we have several shared folders between the two of us where she keeps many of her important docs. If I turn on advanced protection before she does (or vice versa) will that disrupt that file share? Or does that folder just not get end-to-end encryped?

Has anyone tested this scenario and can confirm I won't be murdered by my wife?
 

mw360

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Before I turn on iCloud advanced protection mode, I need to ensure that my wife won't kill me right in the face.

Currently we have several shared folders between the two of us where she keeps many of her important docs. If I turn on advanced protection before she does (or vice versa) will that disrupt that file share? Or does that folder just not get end-to-end encryped?

Has anyone tested this scenario and can confirm I won't be murdered by my wife?
It'll destroy your files and accidentally iMessage her a link and the encryption key to all your good stuff. Give it a year at least.
 

gwang73

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It'll destroy your files and accidentally iMessage her a link and the encryption key to all your good stuff. Give it a year at least.

Completely incorrect.

The shared files will remain unencrypted when one of you have not enabled ADP. Once you both have ADP, the files will be end to end encrypted again and the encryption key for those files will be shared between you both to access the shared files.

If one can't see the shared files anymore, you can always disable ADP and it will unencrypt everything and go back to normal.

You can read more about it here:
 
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