How to encrypt an Android device in 5 easy steps

If FBI Chief James Comey knew how easy it is to encrypt Android devices right now, he would not have called Apple and Google’s default phone encryption perilous.

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Step 5:

The PIN or Password is required to proceed to the last step to encrypt the device.

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Touch the Encrypt phone button. Depending on PIN or password length, encryption can take up to an hour.

The Android device is now encrypted. Every time the Android device is turned on it will require a PIN or password to start.

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