Checking if Encryption is Enabled on Your Mac


Apple has integrated full-disk encryption into the Mac OS X operating system. Apple calls this feature "FileVault."

To check if encryption is enabled on your Mac, first open System Preferences:

System Preferences menu item

Then open the Security and Privacy panel.

Mac Security control panel

Finally, click on the FileVault tab.

FileVault settings

In the example above, encryption is NOT enabled. Please do not enable encryption on your own; work with an IT staff member to do so as the encryption security key must be properly escrowed.