How to encrypt your Windows 10 phone

by jovan1984

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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!

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