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2016-07-13 05:19 PM
I just got my new Xperia X from Deutsche Telekom. Everything works fine but settings > lock screen & security > encryption shows Encrypted.
Does that make sense?
2016-07-18 04:13 PM
This is the info we have:
All Xperia devices released with Android™ 6.0 (Marshmallow) and onward are encrypted by default since this was made mandatory by Google™.
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2016-07-13 06:47 PM
did you check if there options to remove it? or maybe it is not higlighted. I would suggest to return it and maybe have a new device replacement, make sure to check the device before you leave the store
2016-07-14 04:30 AM
Welcome to the community,
Have you added a work email address on the handset?
You can check the Device administrators to see what application is able to set encryption.
Menu > Settings > Security > Device Admins
2016-07-14 09:16 AM
I can confirm that at least all Xperia X smartphones delivered by Deutsche Telekom are encrypted by default. Yep, it's a good thing. Consider encrypting your SD card as well !!!
2016-07-14 03:54 PM
and if i reset my phone can i get rid of the encryption?
wasn't the backup function dependent of encryption? meaning: when encrypted --> no backups possible?
2016-07-14 04:21 PM
2016-07-15 01:51 PM
So, if the phones from Deutsche Telekom are encrypted by default, does that mean that a reset would NOT remove the encryption??
2016-07-17 10:01 AM - edited 2016-07-17 10:02 AM
Encryption is great. You still can do everything, I mean connecting your phone to your Mac or PC, creating backups etc etc. There is no restriction on anything.
When you got a "branded phone" from T-Mobile, yes, the encryption is on by default and it will be after reset etc.
If you want to get rid of the T-Mobile stuff (the jingles and the start screen animation ;-) then download and install FlashTool and flash a standard european ROM for your Xperia X. No problem, it's not a trick, it's a Sony ;-)