04-16-201709:46 PM - last edited on 07-19-201701:10 PM by SamsungMel
Hi everyone, just a quick question here that I can't seem to find the answer for in a Google search-
I have a Galaxy A3 (2015) model, so it's an older one now. My phone however is updated to Marshmallow and now has the option to encrypt the device. I read a little a bit about encryption on Android as I'd like to have my phone as secure as possible. Anyway I noticed there were talks about having to enter an alphanumerical password to encrypt the device, and that you would need to enter this long password in place of a standard lockscreen PIN every time you need to unlock it?
Just checking if this is true before I go ahead. How do passwords work on older encrypted Galaxy phones? Could I use a standard PIN with lockscreen apps? I'm just checking as I'd much rather a PIN to unlock my phone, out of ease really.
Also while I'm here, would my device take a noticeable performance decrease?
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