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Constellation

Galaxy Tab A 2016 does not have encrypt phone option

Hello,

 

I am trying to encrypt my devices internal storage but under security settings there is only an option to encrypt the SD card. I cannot locate how to encrypt the phone itself.

 

Anyone have this issue with this device?

 

Thanks

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Astronaut

Re: Galaxy Tab A 2016 does not have encrypt phone option

Thanks to Samsung non standard implementation, OP couldn't factory-reset and encrypt before selling. They couldn't :

Check if the device was encrypted

Locate the option for encryption

Steps advised :

Install minimal adb on your laptop (Is there a minimal installation of ADB?) and check device encryption status (Is there a way for a user to tell if their Android device is encrypted or not?). Alternatively, install Termux on your device and type getprop ro.crypto.state

Encrypt device from Settings → Lock Screen and security → secure start up → require password (Source)

factory-reset after signing out from Google account, else you will have problems with factory reset protection and buyer will not be able to use your device

Confirm device is encrypted. Decrypt device (to remove lock screen PIN ) and sell Smiley Happy

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Astronaut

Re: Galaxy Tab A 2016 does not have encrypt phone option

Try this out see if this helps.
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