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new phone already encrypted

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Moderator
Message 11 of 17
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Re: new phone already encrypted

Unbranded phones are also encrypted.
It is not just locked models.


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Adviser
Message 12 of 17
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Re: new phone already encrypted

obviously on branded phones the encryption is still there even after reseting. what about the unbranded ones?

are they also encrypted  even after a reset?

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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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Enthusiast
Message 14 of 17
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Re: new phone already encrypted

ok, accepted. But why is this not valid for the Z5 series e.g. ? They are delivered with "Android 6.0 onwards", too. Recently shipped Z5 series phones with Android 6.0.1 at T-Mobile are not encrypted by default.

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Re: new phone already encrypted

@sgiesen78 It is valid for phones launched after the MM software update was launched.



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Message 16 of 17
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Re: new phone already encrypted


@sgiesen78 wrote:

ok, accepted. But why is this not valid for the Z5 series e.g. ? They are delivered with "Android 6.0 onwards", too. Recently shipped Z5 series phones with Android 6.0.1 at T-Mobile are not encrypted by default.


Encryption slows down the device, unless you have the updated hardware. I think Sony/Google did the blanket decision that everything ships with 6.0 onwards have it encrypted by default, regardless of whether the hardware is there or not.

 

Just encrypt! I was worried about read performance on my previous M5, and did a benchmark, not much difference between unencrypted and encrypted. I assume Z5 will not have any difference as well.

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Message 17 of 17

Re: new phone already encrypted

Hello, 

I ave a question about encryption. The first days of the phones usage (Xperia X) when rebooting or powering on I would be asked for the password before loading the OS, this is no longer happeing......is this normal?

In settings says encrypted but its greyd out.