App Protection

In Boxcryptor for iOS, App Protection was replaced by Files Protection. Files Protection prevents unauthorized access to files and folders saved to the Boxcryptor location within the Files app. The Boxcryptor app itself does not contain files or folders anymore. To use this feature, activate the “Files Protection” switch in your Boxcryptor app and set your personal, six-digit Boxcryptor passcode. The passcode is independent from your device code and Boxcryptor password.

Further Setting Options:

  • Face ID/Touch ID (optional): In addition to the Boxcryptor passcode, biometric authentication can be used if available on your device.
  • Change Passcode: For subsequent adaptation of the Boxcryptor passcode.

To change the settings of the Files Protection in the Boxcryptor app, you always have to re-enter the six-digit Boxcryptor passcode.

Toggle activation switch inside the Boxcryptor app.

If you now open the Boxcryptor location in the Files app, you will be asked to unlock access with your new Boxcryptor passcode first.

Locked Files app location.

After ten unsuccessful unlock attempts, the Boxcryptor app completely blocks access to your files and folders. To access the data again, you must sign out in the Boxcryptor app itself and sign in again with your email address and your Boxcryptor password.

Technical Limitations

  • If you're using Save to Files in the locked state, the Boxcryptor location will we be shown but disabled. You need to open the Boxcryptor app and unlock it again.
  • Automatic, time based locking is not available anymore as we cannot remove locations without user interaction. To protect your files and folders locally, you need to lock them manually in the Boxcryptor app -> Home -> Lock Now. A notification will remind you, that your files and folders are unprotected.

Boxcryptor Settings

Boxcryptor is seamlessly integrated into Apple's Files App, so the experience depends heavily on its functions and preferences. However, some settings are only available within the Boxcryptor app.

To get there, open the Boxcryptor app and navigate to Settings. Here you will find options to:

Files App Documentation

To read more about how to work with the files app, have a look at Apple's own documentation.