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Encryption - iOS devices


Data protection enhances the built-in hardware encryption by protecting the hardware encryption keys with your passcode.

Encryption is available by default.  The user will need to enter a passcode


To configure a passcode for your device:

  • Tap Settings
  • Select General
  • Select  Turn Passcode On.  Note:  this is a toggle.  To stop using a passcode repeat these instructions and select Turn Passcode Off.
  • You will be prompted to create a passcode
  • Select the setting Require Passcode and set to  immediately
  • After the passcode is set, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and verify that "Data protection is enabled" is visible.


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