Filevault and APFS

LarryJoe33

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I have yet to ever use filevault. For some reason today when installing PB4 it suggested I turn it on, use an iCloud key etc, and I decided why not. My SSD previously read as APFS, now it reads as APFS (encrypted). Make sense? Also, any issues with this beta and firevault I should be aware of? It has said encrypting - 1 minute remaining for a while now.
 

chscag

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My understanding is that FileVault encryption is going to be the default (turned on) when the final release of High Sierra is installed. Anyone heard anything different?
 

LarryJoe33

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That would make sense given my PB4 install today. I think the reason I enabled it was because the suggestion to do so seemed like the default. I always thought though that formatting a drive with encryption was separate or different from filevault.
 

Crash0veride

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I always thought though that formatting a drive with encryption was separate or different from filevault.
Yes and no. For the start-up drive it's essentially the same on HFS+. APFS adds more encryption options in addition to FDE, along with the ability to have multiple keys for different encrypted files.
 
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