Manage Clouds and Locations

Boxcryptor supports a vast variety of cloud storage providers out of the box. Additionally, Boxcryptor works with every cloud provider which supports the WebDAV protocol.

Add Provider

Boxcryptor works as an additional security layer for your cloud storage. On iOS, we connect directly to your provider and handle both uploading and encrypting your files. To add a new provider to Boxcryptor, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Boxcryptor app and navigate to Home.
  2. Tap on Add Provider and select your provider.
  3. Allow Boxcryptor to sign in to your provider and complete the authentication process.

You can also rename or delete your provider with a long press.

Google Drive

Boxcryptor gives you access to files stored in Google Drive's My Drive, Shared Drives and Shared_. Additional folders backed up via My Computer_ are _not available.


The fact that there is an iCloud Drive (a typical cloud provider) and an iCloud (where all your apps and their cloud space are managed by Apple) makes setting up encryption across platforms a little more complicated, compared to other clouds. Some additional steps are necessary in the beginning. But once your iCloud in combination with Boxcryptor is set up, working with the data is as simple as on other platforms.

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Make sure to use the same Apple ID on your iOS device and your Mac.

WebDAV Locations

If your cloud provider is not listed as a supported provider, chances are high that Boxcryptor supports it nevertheless, because we support the WebDAV protocol. This protocol is used by most providers.

  1. Contact your cloud provider for the WebDAV credentials.

Boxcryptor requires a secure server connection (https://) with a valid or self-signed SSL certificate installed on the device.

In local networks, IP-based unencrypted connections (http: //) are also possible, provided you allow this on your device.

  1. Open the Boxcryptor app and navigate to Home.
  2. Tap on Add Provider and select WebDAV.
  3. Complete the authentication process with the given WebDAV credentials

ownCloud and nextCloud both support WebDAV. By default, the configuration URLs are: and