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How to encrypt your Android device

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Encryption is a step toward securing your data, Encryption stores your data in a form that can be read-only when your phone or tablet is unlocked. Unlocking your encrypted device decrypts your data. Encryption can serve as a protection to your device in case it is stolen.

On an encrypted device, all personal data gets encrypted. This includes things like your email, texts, contacts, Google Account data, app data, photos, media, and downloads. Some non-personal data, like file sizes, aren’t encrypted.

Device Encryption
Encrypting your device is not a one-stop solution for protecting all of your data and information when your device is encrypted the correct data reading can only read it.

Encrypting your device is more than just a screen lock for your phone. If your mobile device is encrypted your music, photos, apps, and account data can’t be read without the correct password, this is used to encrypt and decrypt files.

What is Encryption?

Encryption stores your data in a form that can be read-only when your phone or tablet is unlocked. Encryption is a step of securing your device which serves as protection to your device in case it is stolen. On an encrypted device, all personal data gets encrypted.

How do I encrypt my Android device? 

If you want to encrypt your Android device, it’s seamless easy and it works for all android devices the same way. So we guide you through how can encrypt your Android device. The mode for enabling encryption might have seamless change a little but all the same, there works the same in encrypting your device.

To encrypt your Android device, just navigate to “security and location in your Android settings, down to “device admin” and click on Encryption and credentialYour settings might be different depending on your phone but all the same, the encryption tap is under security.

Tap on Encryption and Credential you see an option to “Encrypt phone” before you encrypt your device make sure you set a screen lock on your smartphone, this is what you will use to set your device encrypted.

Once you have a screen lock, you can go back to the Security menu and hit “Encrypt phone”,  you’ll be asked to plug your phone in to charge while the process takes place, just to make sure that your phone doesn’t shut off and cause errors.

Once the process is finally finished you can enter your PIN and start using your newly encrypted device.

Before you activate encryption mode in your smartphone check if your phone manufacturer allows you to remove encryption from your phone, in case you want to have it removed.

In the sense that your smartphone doesn’t support encryption removal you can go for an option to decrypt all files, to do this you need to do a factory reset on your smartphone, and doing this will remove all of your data from the device.