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.
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.
Verify encryption status manually
Open the settings app on your phone and search for “encrypt phone” setting. If not enabled, enable encryption to protect data on your phone
Using InfoSecyour app
Open the INFOSECYOUR Mobile Security and Online privacy Android app on your Mobile phone and click Device scan icon on home screen. Scroll to Device encryption section to check if your mobile phone is encrypted.
You will also receive notifications from device scan if your phone is not encrypted