Introduction: How to Encrypt Your Smartphone

Picture of How to Encrypt Your Smartphone

We carry so much critical and sensitive information on our Smartphones, what would you do if your phone got stolen?

Luckily both major phone platforms(Android,IOS) offer first-party methods of encrypting your Smartphones.

Were going to be taking a look at both of them.

Step 1: Part 1- IPhone Encryption

Picture of Part 1- IPhone Encryption

If you own an iPhone it's pretty straightforward.

All you have to do is go into the Settings app.

Then, Click the Bar that says "Touch ID & Passcode" or "Passcode"

Next, Follow the on-screen instructions.

Once you done you will have successfully encrypted your iPhone!

Step 2: Part 2- Android Encryption

Picture of Part 2- Android Encryption

If you are a proud Android Smartphone owner things are a bit more complicated for you, but it is much more secure than the iPhone method.

First, go into the Settings App.

Next, scroll down and click the bar that's labeled "Security" under "Personal"

Then, scroll down and click the bar that's labeled "Encrypt Phone" under "Encryption"

You will need to have at least 50% of battery, or you can connect your charger. I recommend using the charger method. You are not going to be able to perform any actions on the phone when it is encrypting. You are going to want to clear the next 1 hour at max, for me it took 30 minutes, but it may and probably will take longer for you.

Step 3: That's It!

Picture of That's It!

That's it guys, you have just successfully encrypted your Smartphone!!!!!

Comment if you have questions, and on what you want to see next.

Thanks for reading guys and if you liked it follow me on instructables, instagram, twitter, and visit my website!!!!

Instagram - @muthucool.jc

Twitter- @livebreathtek

My Website


About This Instructable




Bio: I am a electronics enthusiast living in Minnesota, USA. I love all things tech, and have a passion for making.
More by muthucool:How to Install Undertale on Your Phone or Tablet.How to Make a Pendant From ANY .svg File.How to Encrypt Your Smartphone
Add instructable to: