How to encrypt your Windows 10 phone

by jovan1984


Got the new Alcatel Fierce XL?  How about the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL?  The Lumia 550?  Maybe you got the new Lumia 650?

I know you’re wondering how to encrypt the phone.

Worry no more, we’re here to help.

Below the fold is a step-by-step guide to encrypt your Windows 10 phone:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Go to System.
  3. Go to Device Encryption.
  4. Turn Device Encryption On.  You may be prompted to enter a PIN, especially if your phone doesn’t have Windows Hello.
  5. Enter a PIN if prompted.  I would recommend a four-digit PIN, although you can have as many digits as you’d like.  Four digits is the minimum you can have as a PIN number.

Now, you’re all set!  Your phone’s data is now protected and encrypted!  Enjoy!