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APFS Encrypted and File Vault?

iphonefreak450

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 14, 2014
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Hi everyone!

I am testing out macOS BS on my Windows 10 machine using VirtualBox and I am very pleased since I am thinking about switching platforms in the near future by purchasing a MacBook Pro.

I noticed that there is two APFS: One is just only APFS and the other is APFS (Encrypted) when I go into Disk Utilities.
Next time, if I choose APFS Encrypted, I DO NOT need to turn On File Vault? Is that what APFS Encrypted means?

So lets say I get a MacBook Pro, and when I get to the Disk Utilities part during setup and choose APFS Encrypted, does that mean I do not need to have File Vault turned On? Or, do I still need to turn On File Vault even if I chosen to use APFS Encrypted?

**I want to have the whole entire drive encrypted not just the Used space**
 

chrfr

macrumors G4
Jul 11, 2009
10,434
4,078
Hi everyone!

I am testing out macOS BS on my Windows 10 machine using VirtualBox and I am very pleased since I am thinking about switching platforms in the near future by purchasing a MacBook Pro.

I noticed that there is two APFS: One is just only APFS and the other is APFS (Encrypted) when I go into Disk Utilities.
Next time, if I choose APFS Encrypted, I DO NOT need to turn On File Vault? Is that what APFS Encrypted means?

So lets say I get a MacBook Pro, and when I get to the Disk Utilities part during setup and choose APFS Encrypted, does that mean I do not need to have File Vault turned On? Or, do I still need to turn On File Vault even if I chosen to use APFS Encrypted?

**I want to have the whole entire drive encrypted not just the Used space**
Just turn on FileVault in the System Preference. This will do the conversion to APFS encrypted for you and make sure the disk is fully encrypted.
 
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