Now you can make encrypted backups of your iPhone photos

Now you can choose to back up your iPhone photos to an encrypted service that only you can access.

The iPhone can automatically back up photos to iCloud, but this is not an encryption service, but if you want to increase the security of these photos, you can always add a third party that provides encryption capabilities.

According to the latest announcement from Proton via email to Lifewire, you can now choose to back up your iPhone photos in an encrypted Proton Drive. Statistics show that we take over 5 billion photos every day, many of which contain sensitive information, so backing them up to an encrypted drive makes a lot of sense from a security perspective.

The new Proton Drive feature requires setup, but once you turn on photo backup, your iPhone photos will automatically be backed up to Proton Drive. You can even specify which photos you want available offline so you can access them even if you don't have access to the internet. Of course, photos are fully encrypted whether you're online or not. Proton promises that it cannot access your images (or anything else stored in Proton Drive).

Proton has also ensured that photo management in Proton Drive is easy to use, including a Photos tab for easy access to your photos,

Proton Drive is a free service that offers 5GB of storage, but if you need extra space, Proton also offers several subscription levels, including Drive Plus (a $3.99 monthly subscription that gives you access to 200GB of storage), Proton Unlimited offers 500GB of storage per month, plus a $9.99 per month subscription to Proton VPN, Proton Mail, and Proton Pass premium features, and Proton Family, which gives you up to 3TB of shared storage to enjoy all the benefits of Proton Unlimited and the ability to share with others Access rights to up to 6 other users. It also provides monthly grids to help you organize your photos easily and intuitive controls to preview and download images.

Proton Drive photo backup for iPhone is now available. The Android version of this feature will be released in December 2023.