1. kyncani's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know how encryption work ?

    Do I just need to enter a passphrase / pattern / pin code at boot time ?

    Or do I need to enter the encryption passphrase / pattern / pin code every time the device is locked ?

    Specifically : can I enter the encryption passphrase at boot time and then just continue using a simple pattern to unlock the device after a certain period of inactivity ?
    12-18-2014 05:46 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Unless you have a Nexus 6, encryption requires you to use either a PIN or password--no pattern unlocks. See this article for more information: How to Encrypt Your Android Phone and Why You Might Want To
    isdaako likes this.
    12-18-2014 08:25 PM
  3. kyncani's Avatar
    OK, thanks

    So apparently you cannot have two different "secrets", a strong one at boot time and something lighter for screen locking.

    12-19-2014 03:29 AM

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