There’s never too much security, but that’s why Apple has launched three new feature that will improve its services

Apple surprises us all this week with festive bridges. We don't need big news, but lesser surprises, which is still good news. Yesterday we saw Apple Music Sing and the new App Store prices, and today we hear of our data and our accounts being secure. All of them are []

Apple surprises us with festive bridges this week. It’s not big news, but with lesser surprises, but still good news. Yesterday we saw the presentation of Apple Music Sing and the new App Store prices, and today we have news concerning the security of our accounts and our data.

All these developments aim to improve our privacy and safety, to provide device-to-device encryption to other parts of systems that haven’t already had it. All is done in the new Beta of iOS 16.2 and the rest of the equivalent versions of the other operating systems, indicating that we can use it publicly with the release of the stable versions.


The security checks, the physical devices and everything absolutely encrypted.

The available Bluetooth and Windows encryption options include: iCloud Drive, notes, photos, reminders, voice memos, safari notes, Siri Shortcuts, and Wallet app credits and tickets, as well as device backups and text. All of this can be enabled by a new option called Advanced data protection, which will be accessible to all users.

One other option is to perform a iMessage fingerprint inspection. It will allow us to verify the truth that we are talking to the right person through an encrypted device certificate process.

For those who deem it necessary, Apple will let us get our Apple ID to the physical device, that you’ll also get an authenticated apple ID. In other words, one might request a USB key, just in case one can connect with our credentials. In highly secure work environments, this is common practice. You can always use a recovery key that you generate to log in when you don’t have the physical device handy.

Apple mentions some of its services that can’t be secured by device-to-device due to legacy defects. We will call the iCloud Mail, contacts and calendar.

For now, these options will be available to the American economy, with some other countries having to wait until 2023. These are perhaps measures that the general user considered excessive, but it’s very good news that we have the possibility of activating them, and a lot more than one will decide to do that.