Filevault and APFS

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by LarryJoe33, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. LarryJoe33 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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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?
     
  3. LarryJoe33 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  4. Crash0veride macrumors regular

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    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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