1. Chrisyouwanttoknow's Avatar
    I have a Note 5 that I turned encryption on. Until recently I would have to type in my password to decrypt the phone when it boots up. That stopped a month or 2 ago and I am not sure why. When I boot my phone up now it just goes to the lock screen and I can use my fingerprint to unlock or my backup password. It could of been the latest security update that Samsung pushed out but I wanted to know if anyone else is experiencing this. When I look in the settings it says that the phone is encrypted still. I am using a Verizon Note 5 on 5.1.1.
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    03-01-2016 06:36 PM
  2. xisruno's Avatar
    Have read this over at XDA as well. I wonder what is happening?
    03-01-2016 09:07 PM
  3. Chrisyouwanttoknow's Avatar
    Update, found this thread on reddit and it solved it for me.

    I had the same issue. I was able to get it to ask for password on boot up again by doing the following:
    Change to only use a password (temporarily)
    Reboot (It should now prompt for decryption)
    Change back to fingerprint (if desired)
    Reboot again (Once again it should prompt for decryption)
    I have tried this with a restart and a full shutdown and restart and it worked in both instances. I still have no idea what caused this security breach and will remain wary of this. I strongly recommend rebooting your device every couple days to ensure it is secure.
    03-02-2016 05:56 PM
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    03-02-2016 05:57 PM
  5. koves's Avatar
    Interesting...I will keep my eye on this

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    03-02-2016 06:18 PM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    I have this problem too. Did a factory data reset and it fixed it... For now
    03-03-2016 06:55 PM

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