Apple may not want to share iPhone data with the US government, but the company is likely to fail securing user data stored in iCloud.
Currently, iCloud uses a 128-bit AES encryption, and there’s news the company is going to beef up encryption, but we don’t know when that might happen.
Apple has been lax about sending notices when someone has restored an iCloud account from a new device; it’s also failed to extend two-factor authentication, and still doesn’t provide zero-knowledge security.
Failures such as the ones mentioned above and others are why you need an alternative to iCloud; luckily, I’ve got five of them.
But before we get going, it’s important first to be clear on exactly what is going on here.
I’m only writing down a summary of each service, what I liked about it, and a list of pros and cons.
This article is not an in-depth review of each service, for that, just click the “Read review” button under every provider summary.
IDrive provides 5GB of free storage space to get you started; it has a desktop app and can do both file syncing and backup.