Disable universal clipboard (privacy)

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by mlfarrell, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. mlfarrell macrumors member

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    I don't know about you, but I don't like everything that I copy on my mac being sent to a server somewhere.

    Is there anyway to disable this???
     
  2. Dante S macrumors newbie

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    It's not being sent anywhere, it uses continuity... if you copy something, for the next few min if you try to paste on another device, it encrypts it and sends it directly to that device. No content is uploaded to iCloud. Nothing is sent to any other device unless you try to paste within a few min of copying.
     
  3. mlfarrell thread starter macrumors member

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    are you saying it only goes over Bluetooth?
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    In addition, I'm fairly sure that everything is encrypted using your iCloud credentials, so Apple probably cab't put their hands on it.
     
  5. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, whatever local connection is available.
     
  6. KALLT macrumors 601

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    This would also be the time to stop sharing an iCloud account with someone else, if you do. :)
     
  7. tomjleeds macrumors 6502

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    Does anybody actually know how this works rather than just assuming?

    I share OP's privacy concerns.
     
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

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  10. KALLT macrumors 601

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    If understood this correctly, I uses both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to determine the proximity of the devices and to transmit the data. What kind of iPhone/iPad do you have? Are both logged into the same iCloud account?
     
  11. tomjleeds macrumors 6502

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