Enabling Encryption on Android Tablets and Phones
The Android operating system contains extensive resources to easily allow you to encrypt your mobile device (Android Tablet, Android Phone) and keep the data on them secure in the event of loss or theft. The following tutorial will outline how to enable encryption on Android devices.
- From the apps screen or the home page, tap the Settings Icon.
- Scroll to the Security (or Lock Screen and Security) page and tap it
- Select Screen Lock Type
- Set either a password, security pattern or fingerprint by tapping the Screen Lock type option
- Scroll to Protect Encrypted Data and tap it, plug your phone into a charger and push the encrypt device option
For additional support encrypting an Android device, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Professor Emeriti