1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Eversince I updated to android pie, my galaxy s9 encrypts itself at night and asks for my password the next morning as if I had restarted it, therefore my alarms won't go off. Does anyone know how to fix this?
    02-26-2019 08:06 PM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    It sounds like it actually is restarting, what are your indications that it isn't?

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    02-26-2019 08:49 PM
  3. Ninorrrr's Avatar
    Hi, then how would I stop it from restarting?
    02-26-2019 09:26 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Check to see if the Auto Restart feature is turned on: https://www.techjunkie.com/schedule-...xy-s9-s9-plus/
    02-27-2019 01:25 AM
  5. Kevandroideron's Avatar
    The issue you are having is that it is encrypting when otherwise restarting overnight wouldn't be an issue.

    The part about auto restart is part of your problem, but your main issue (causing the encryption) is called "secure startup."

    It makes you put in your password before it will start up to prevent someone from taking your personal info if your phone gets stolen.

    As stated, you can shut off auto restart but this will still happen if it restarts for another reason (such as a software update) or you can shut off secure startup if you don't need it.

    Find it in biometrics and security in your main settings screen.
    04-22-2019 07:49 PM
  6. Jar jar binks's Avatar
    My s9+ died I plugged it in and once it started it said "your phone is encrypted for security. To start up your device, enter your pin." I've had this phone for 2 years And this has NEVER happened before. I didn't set any passwords, didn't even have a screen lock set so I don't understand why it is doing this any help would be great
    03-19-2020 08:54 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you able to boot into Safe Mode? https://www.t-mobile.com/support/dev...sung-galaxy-s9
    03-19-2020 09:22 PM
  8. belodion's Avatar
    2d later.

    Presumably you have got it working in Safe Mode; but that is a diagnostic, not a fix: you'll have to find and remove the third-party app causing the trouble.
    03-22-2020 08:36 PM

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