1. Rick_Moli0212's Avatar
    Can anyone explain the security setting in the screenshot?

    What is "Protect Encrypted Data"-screenshot_20160310-084208.jpg
    03-10-2016 07:52 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    It is asking whether you want to require a password when you turn the phone on
    03-10-2016 07:59 AM
  3. Jay Evans's Avatar
    Your phone has been set to encrypt its data. Once the phone has been unlocked, data is unencrypted when requested by apps. So to encrypt your data and then not use a screen lock to protect access, defeats the whole purpose of encryting the data.
    03-10-2016 07:59 AM
  4. Rick_Moli0212's Avatar
    So if I use a Fingerprint + PIN lock, there's no point in keeping this on?
    03-10-2016 08:20 AM
  5. ViperGeek's Avatar
    Think of it as the pre-boot BitLocker password on Windows. When enabled, immediately after the bootloader completes, you're prompted for your unlock pattern. Only after the pattern is given will Android OS boot. It's kinda like a "keep the authorities off my phone" setting. Once powered off, even access to the filesystem from things like ADB is impossible until the pattern is supplied.

    - Dave
    03-17-2016 03:58 PM

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