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new phone already encrypted

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new phone already encrypted

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?

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Re: new phone already encrypted

@mekaniker@sgiesen78@ykphuah@viridis

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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Re: new phone already encrypted

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



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Re: new phone already encrypted

Hi mekaniker,

 

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


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Commissioner
Message 4 of 17
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Re: new phone already encrypted

Yeah, mine comes encrypted as well. It is a good thing. Why you don't like it??

Enthusiast
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Re: new phone already encrypted

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 !!!

 

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Re: new phone already encrypted

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? 

 

 

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Re: new phone already encrypted

@mekaniker XPC is able to backup encrypted memory if you set a password for the backup.



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Adviser
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Re: new phone already encrypted

i guess that's the same thing like "my xperia" backup right? 

 

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So, if the phones from Deutsche Telekom are encrypted by default, does that mean that a reset would NOT remove the encryption??

 

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Re: new phone already encrypted

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 ;-)