Frequently Asked Questions

What is PGPro for?

PGPro lets you en- & decrypt messages using the OpenPGP standard. It also allows you to generate and manage your OpenPGP keys on your iPhone.

See also https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en/index.html

What is PGP / OpenPGP / GPG?

In general, the terms GPG (GNU Privacy Guard), OpenPGP and PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) are used interchangeably. Technically, OpenPGP is the encryption standard, and GPG is an implementation of that standard. PGPro provides an interface to an OpenPGP implementation.

Where are my keys stored?

All keys in PGPro are stored locally using Apple's native Core Data framework. Therefore the keys are stored encrypted and on your device only.

Note: This also means that they are not included in your iCloud backup.

See also https://github.com/lucanaef/PGPro/issues/6

What kind of keys does PGPro support?

As of now, PGPro supports most OpenPGP compatible keys. However: PGPro doesn’t currently support ECC or sign-only keys.

Where does PGPro lookup keys?

PGPro supports the verified OpenPGP keyserver as well as the Web Key Directory standard.

I found a bug! Where can I report it?

You can either open a new issue on the GitHub repo or contact me directly.

I have a suggestion/feature request!

Feel free to tell me about it, either on GitHub or directly.

Can I join the beta?

Sure! You can join the Testflight beta right here: https://testflight.apple.com/join/BNawuaNF

Can I help/support you?

I am always happy about contributions on GitHub. Also rating the app on the App Store helps a lot! If you’d like to, you can also donate.

I have a question that isn’t answered here.

Feel free to ask it either on GitHub or directly via email.