1. jaymzb0nd's Avatar
    Hi guys. On my S9, I had it set so every time the phone would restart, it would require a password to be entered however I can't find that option, Secure Start, on the S10.

    Anyone know how to get this?
    03-07-2019 09:55 AM
  2. jaymzb0nd's Avatar
    Anybody? I don't like the thought of someone stealing my phone and being able to get past the security just because they restart it. Stupid.
    03-08-2019 05:48 PM
  3. djlee0314's Avatar
    I actually think that secure start is default now. I just restarted my phone and required my pin to unlock vs. having an option to us FPS. Just try restarting your phone and see what happens
    03-08-2019 06:31 PM
  4. djlee0314's Avatar
    On second thought, if you're not using any type of screen lock (swipe/pattern/pin/fps/password) it may not work.
    03-08-2019 06:34 PM
  5. lyingfromyou's Avatar
    They're talking about secure boot up.. The phone won't start at all unless you have a PIN.

    I looked for it too! I don't think it's here
    03-08-2019 06:58 PM
  6. jaymzb0nd's Avatar
    I have my fingerprint, face lock, and pattern all set up. I tried using a password to see if that did the trick and it actually did. Then I changed back to pattern and now it's requiring it when I restart.

    Really have no idea what changed...
    03-08-2019 07:03 PM
  7. SM05's Avatar
    They're talking about secure boot up.. The phone won't start at all unless you have a PIN.

    I looked for it too! I don't think it's here
    Can't find it either and it doesn't seem to work for me like it used to on S9+. I have PIN and fingerprint unlock setup. On restarting the phone it boots it all the way into Android UI asking for 1st time unlock, which is similar to every other older phone I've had. What it doesn't do for me is showing PIN unlock screen before continuing booting into Android UI.

    Tried a few things like changing from PIN to password for instance, which made no difference.

    That's a series issue IMHO. Secure startup prompts for PIN before storage is decrypted so technically w/o that your data is wide open if someone gets a hold of your phone.

    Has anybody managed to get it working?
    03-09-2019 09:13 AM
  8. strikeIII's Avatar
    Yeah secure boot is gone. Nor sure why.
    03-09-2019 09:34 AM
  9. strikeIII's Avatar
    Can't find it either and it doesn't seem to work for me like it used to on S9+. I have PIN and fingerprint unlock setup. On restarting the phone it boots it all the way into Android UI asking for 1st time unlock, which is similar to every other older phone I've had. What it doesn't do for me is showing PIN unlock screen before continuing booting into Android UI.

    Tried a few things like changing from PIN to password for instance, which made no difference.

    That's a series issue IMHO. Secure startup prompts for PIN before storage is decrypted so technically w/o that your data is wide open if someone gets a hold of your phone.

    Has anybody managed to get it working?
    This is not completely true. Your data is still encrypted even while your device is on the lock screen. But the stronger your pin or password is the greater the encryption. So it is not "wide open" as you think it is.
    03-09-2019 09:36 AM
  10. williams448's Avatar
    Settings > biometrics & security > other security settings > strong protections
    strikeIII likes this.
    03-09-2019 09:37 AM
  11. SM05's Avatar
    Settings > biometrics & security > other security settings > strong protections
    I've played with that too, that's not it.
    03-09-2019 09:51 AM
  12. strikeIII's Avatar
    Settings > biometrics & security > other security settings > strong protections
    I have this enabled on mine especially if you want more security. But just to be clear this is not the secure boot the OP was asking about.
    03-09-2019 10:46 AM
  13. strikeIII's Avatar
    I've played with that too, that's not it.
    Maybe because they added this feature they felt that Secure Boot was no longer needed.
    03-09-2019 10:47 AM
  14. Macy72's Avatar
    When my phone restarts it asks me for my PIN number
    03-09-2019 04:07 PM

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