Device encryption is a highly reliable feature offered in tablets that run on the Android operating system. This feature enables the user to fully encrypt the data stored on the tablet device, thereby making it virtually impossible for any kinds of intrusion attempts in stealing data. This makes even low cost tablets to be effectively secured against all kinds of threats currently prevalent on the internet.
Most of the Android tablet users store many of their personal and work related information on their devices, which makes them a potential target for hackers and other intrusion attempts. Encrypting the tablet will scramble all the data using a cryptographic key that will make it harder to access without the user credentials. In fact, it is essential to have data encryption nowadays as more users are using their tablets mostly for web browsing that increases the possibility of security breaches.
Android’s inbuilt encryption feature will enable in carrying out the encryption process of the tablet with ease. However, the process takes some time to complete; therefore it is required that the device is fully charged or plugged into a power outlet. Moreover, it is necessary for tablets with older versions of Android to carry out any new system updates before commencing the encryption process. Below is how to encrypt an Android tablet effectively.
The encryption process of the tablet will take about 45 minutes to one hour for completing. During encryption, make sure that the tablet remains uninterrupted. The external SD card of the tablet can also be encrypted for better security. For this, go to Settings > Security > Encrypt External SD Card > Enable and follow the necessary guidelines displayed. Once encrypted, the SD card cannot be used on another device.