iCloud Backup On Public Wifi. Secure?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by DMVillain, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
    A recent hotel visit got me thinking about what I transmit over public wifi. I don't care if someone sees I'm watching Netflix or checking Macrumors, but what about the automatic iCloud backups most people have set up? Are iCloud backups safe for public wifi?

    I don't know too much about encryption. As I understand it, iMessages, for example, are encrypted end-to-end with keys. Do iCloud backups use the same process? I wish apple would let me select a trusted network to backup on.
  2. maka344 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2009
    London, UK
    Yes. All data is encrypted between your handset and the host server.

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