Step By Step Instructions To Encrypt Your SmartPhone

We tested MobileVault and CrypSafe for you and you should check those reviews out.  But you should also know that setting up your smartphone encryption is pretty straight forward. Here’s how to do it.

Android Phone Encryption Instructions

For Android, the device can encrypt accounts, settings and apps. The steps to perform Android encryption are:

  • Open Settings on your Android Device
  • Scroll down to the ‘Personal’ section and select Security
  • There you will see the section ‘Encryption’, select Encrypt phone
  • With your device fully charged and plugged into the charger you can then encrypt your phone by selecting the Encrypt Phone button at the bottom.

screenshots - how to encrypt your phone

iOS Phone Encryption Instructions

For iOS users encryption is a bit simpler as Apple follows the path of Passcode data protection. To do this users must:

  1. Tap on the Settings App
  2. Then scroll down to General and select Passcode
  3. Follow the instructions to create a passcode
  4. After doing so, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and verify ‘Data protection is enabled’ is present.

screenshot- iOS phone encryption, data protection

We hope these smartphone encryption instructions were helpful for you.

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