1. shrilllying's Avatar
    Help please.

    I encrypted my Android's SD card using the phone's native encryption, but the phone is not otherwise encrypted.

    In case the phone dies or a Factory Restore is someday needed, I would like to insert another SD card, backup Contacts/Messages/Calendar etc. UNencrypted, remove that unencrypted SD card, and reinsert the encrypted card I've been using.

    My question is:


    Can I simply remove the encrypted SD card, turn off SD card encryption, put in the new unencrypted SD card I want to save the backups on, remove it after backing up, turn SD card encryption back on, reinsert the encrypted card.

    And the phone will have no problem reading the encrypted files already on there?



    Or do I need to UNencrypt the encrypted card that is in there now, put in the new SD card and backup UNencrypted, remove it and put the formerly encrypted card back in and then turn encryption back on and reencrypt that card again?

    Thank you.
    06-14-2020 12:28 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome!
    Which phone you have ?
    06-14-2020 08:47 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Is the card formatted as Internal Storage or Portable Storage?
    06-14-2020 08:04 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Is the card formatted as Internal Storage or Portable Storage?
    This member having difficulty replying here , so I've been PM back and forth

    The device:

    LG G4

    LGLS991

    Android 6.0
    06-14-2020 08:21 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    This there main concern

    My question is:

    "Can I simply remove the encrypted SD card, turn off SD card encryption, put in the new unencrypted SD card I want to save the backups on, remove it after backing up, turn SD card encryption back on, reinsert the encrypted card"
    06-14-2020 08:22 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have advise decrypt the SD card and then insert new SD card
    06-14-2020 08:25 PM

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