Data encryption

How do I enable data encryption on my device?

You can encrypt your accounts, settings, downloaded apps and their data, media and other files. Once you encrypt your phone, you need to type a numeric PIN or password to decrypt it each time your power it on. Encryption takes an hour or more. You must start with a charged battery and keep your phone plugged in until encryption is complete. If you interrupt the encryption process, you may lose some data or all of your data.

Important Note: You cannot decrypt your phone except by performing a factory data reset, which will erase all your data.To enable data encryption on your device:

  1. Touch Apps Image > Settings > Security > Encrypt phone
  2. You will be prompted to set up a screen lock. Touch OK
  3. Touch Screen lock. Select the type of screen lock you prefer. For data encryption, PIN and Password are supported. You may not select None or Pattern
  4. Choose your PIN or Password and confirm it
  5. From the Security & Screen Lock menu, select and touch Data encryption again

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