Question about iOS and using public WiFi

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by noanker, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. noanker macrumors member

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    Quick question regarding using public WiFi with iOS. The grocery store where I shop is an older construction and as such has awful cellphone reception inside. I just found out they have free WiFi in the store and typically would only access iMessage and perhaps Notes and Reminders whilst in-store should I decide to connect to their WiFi.

    I know better than to access any sort of online banking or anything else that could compromise me financially. I am fairly certain that iMessage is encrypted end-to-end and was wondering if the same was true for Notes and Reminders?

    I realize that using a VPN would be the preferred way to go, but since this is the only location I would use a public WiFi connection in, the cost of a VPN subscription seems a bit much for this one activity.

    I am hoping perhaps someone can post a link to a site where there may be a list and or mention of iOS functions that are encrypted end-to-end. Regarding Mail, I am sure it would depend on which service you use. I have Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL email accounts (yeah, don't laugh..AOL is a legacy account) and was wondering if they sync over the public WiFi if anything is potentially compromised.
     
  2. noanker thread starter macrumors member

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  3. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    FYI....I use torguard.net VPN services and pay $20 for 3 months. Pretty cheap if you decided to use a VPN service.
     
  4. grgsiocl macrumors member

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  5. Menel macrumors 603

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    A VPN is best.

    Apple can't protect you from ****** app developers. Your security is only as good as the services/apps coded it for.

    Don't do a subscription.

    With a little nerdery and research, you can set one up on a ddwrt router at home. It's great.

    Someone also linked that Opera offers a service.
     

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