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Asteroid

Where is Secure Start (or Secure Boot) on the S20?

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On my Note 8, I was able to 'encrypt device', to prompt for a PIN or PW to boot the phone.   I understand on the Note 10, there's a Secure Start option.   Where are either of those options on the S20?   Is it still possible to encrypt the entire device (I've already encrypted the SD card)?

 

thanks,

 

daryl

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Asteroid

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Asteroid

Re: Where is Secure Start (or Secure Boot) on the S20?

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I can't find it either.

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Cosmic Ray

Re: Where is Secure Start (or Secure Boot) on the S20?

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It appears it's missing. It seems it's on by default meaning you have to enter your pattern or passcode before the device will even boot. Which also means you won't get notifications until you unlock your phone once and for me this is a problem because this affects alarms. I can't have my device reboot and my alarm not go off. It's possible this could happen from an automatic update or routinely setting your device to automatically reboot once a week to maintain performance. If anyone figures this out, please reply. 

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Cosmic Ray

Re: Where is Secure Start (or Secure Boot) on the S20?

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As you can see after reboot I get the phone is starting message.As you can see after reboot I get the phone is starting message.

 

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Constellation

Re: Where is Secure Start (or Secure Boot) on the S20?

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I don't see any option to turn it on either.

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Re: Where is Secure Start (or Secure Boot) on the S20?

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@aswoff @Durstee235 @user6O8L8eZTDo @userQgWZhVaUe2 hey all!

This was changed a bit a little while ago. It's now know as Strong protection.

Settings>Biometrics and security>Other security settings>Strong protection

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Cosmic Ray

Re: Where is Secure Start (or Secure Boot) on the S20?

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@VerbumVeritum As you can see it's not here. I've been told by a Samsung community expert that it's enabled by default when you have a pin, password or pattern enabled for your lock screen (which includes using biometrics because it forces one of those for backup) and it doesn't appear it can be disabledScreenshot_20200317-233703_Settings.jpg

 

 

 

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Constellation

Re: Where is Secure Start (or Secure Boot) on the S20?

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Do you know if Samsung will add this feature back via a future update?

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Asteroid

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Asteroid

Re: Where is Secure Start (or Secure Boot) on the S20?

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This makes the phone less secure, IMHO.  When you encrypt the entire device, the phone won't boot until you pass that phase of authentication.  That way, nobody can't even get into the one (police or whomever) without the password.  Now they can hack the phone since it actually starts and just needs a password to get in.  Far less secure.

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