1. bontjes's Avatar
    Hey Everyone!

    Have a quick question for you. Has anyone tried to Encrypt the Note 4? If so, what unlock methods do you get? One would think that the Finger Scanner with the password back up would suffice, but I know that the GS5 wasn't that graceful.


    10-14-2014 08:03 AM
  2. ChemMan's Avatar
    I can only hope it is similar to my Toshiba laptop finger scanner. Type a login and password 1 time and the finger scanner remembers it so every L/P is only a scan away. I had a Motorola with a finger scanner I used all the time for turning the phone on, I liked it. Can't wait to see how the Note 4 will work.
    bontjes likes this.
    10-14-2014 08:26 AM
  3. shoonmcgregor's Avatar
    dupe post, ignore
    10-17-2014 07:59 PM
  4. shoonmcgregor's Avatar
    dupe post, ignore
    10-17-2014 08:02 PM
  5. bontjes's Avatar
    I wonder what lollipop will do for this, since it encryption comes standard. I'm sure Samsung will want us to use the scanner

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    10-18-2014 09:44 PM
  6. gadgetpimpin's Avatar
    "Google has added a SmartLock feature to Lollipop that it hopes will sway users who are too stubborn to choose a PIN or reluctant to have to enter it dozens of times a day. SmartLock, instead, can unlock a device in a variety of ways, including through the use of a Bluetooth pairing, Near Field Communication, or facial recognition." I got that from a google search which led me to a website called threatpost.com, which had a lot of info on the encryption of lollipop.
    10-31-2014 10:22 AM
  7. mike jones35's Avatar
    Note 4 can also be encrypted using the finger print scanner. Only a strong password is needed when you restart your phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-09-2014 02:01 PM
  8. PaulaO's Avatar
    So if I were to try the fingerprint thing and it not work, I can just turn off the phone and bypass it using the passcode?
    12-09-2014 02:24 PM
  9. ronb's Avatar
    So if I were to try the fingerprint thing and it not work, I can just turn off the phone and bypass it using the passcode?
    If you are talking about the current version of software, yes but you don't need to turn off the phone. You can unlock with either the fingerprint scanner or password. Your choice.
    Good Luck!
    PaulaO likes this.
    12-10-2014 11:18 AM
  10. ilordvader's Avatar
    So After Encrypt my phone & then should do a Hard Reset
    That is the safe & better way before selling my phone ?

    is that the right way or is there another way ?

    01-31-2015 06:23 AM
  11. Syedsaleem Saleem's Avatar
    note edge how un locked finger print
    03-20-2015 06:06 AM
  12. gograham's Avatar
    anybody know if this is the same for the Sony Xperia Z5 ?
    just got it and need to encrypt for work mail, but really like using fingerprint scanner for unlocking, don't mind a pin for power up tho.
    10-15-2015 05:42 PM

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