Encryption is a technique that helps in securing your information. When your information is encrypted it is scrambled using an algorithm so that only you can access it with a valid a key.
Encrypting your mobile phone provides you additional security in case you lost your mobile phone or when you give your Mobile phone for repair at service center. In either case encryption stops the unauthorized user from recovering your data without a Screen lock
Android phones which are shipped with version 6.0 and above have encryption enabled by default. However we would recommend you to check if this feature has been disabled on your phone for any reason and then enable it.
If you are visiting this post from the INFOSECYOUR Mobile app, go to Step2. If not go to step 1.
Step 1: Open the INFOSECYOUR Mobile Security and Password Manager Android app on your Mobile phone and click on the Tasks tab. If you have not installed already, Click here now to get it for free!
Step 2: This screen will show you if your phone is encrypted. No action is required if your phone is already encrypted as shown in the picture below. If not encrypted click on the settings button on the right hand corner
Step 3: On the security settings tab, look for encryption option. Every version of android will have a different navigation. Below is the navigation for version 6 of android.