I would like to know if there's a way to encrypt/decrypt data using the iOS secure element chip (Java card). Or does the keychain already use it?

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The keychain already uses it.

From WWDC 2015:

We also moved the KeyStore component from the kernel into Secure Enclave and it's that component which controls the cryptography around Keychain items and the data protection.


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