The file is stored in an encrypted format on disk and cannot be accessed until after the device has booted.
- iOS 5.0+
- Mac Catalyst 13.0+Beta
- tvOS 9.0+
- watchOS 2.0+
After the user unlocks the device for the first time, your app can access the file and continue to access it even if the user subsequently locks the device.
Working with Protection Levels
The file is stored in an encrypted format on disk and cannot be read from or written to while the device is locked or booting.
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