Data encryption is a topic more and more sensitive, and it can be handy when the loss or theft of his phone to know that no one can recover its entire digital life at your fingertips. Let’s see how to encrypt your Android phone 5.0 Lollipop and how to restrict access of applications to anyone.
Since Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has integrated encryption feature data directly into Android. This is unfortunately quite unknown users. Yet it adds additional security to their smartphone. Data encryption can prevent a third person from accessing your personal information. For example, if an intruder steals your phone, and tries to access your data by connecting it to a computer, it will encounter a totally encrypted files. Without this encryption, your data would have been perfectly accessible. Also, encryption can be a good solution for those with sensitive files on a mobile device.
For owners of an Android phone Lollipop 5.0, it is not necessary to use third-party application since Android natively integrates this option in its settings. To access, go to the settings in your phone, then “lock screen / Security”, “Other security settings” and then enable the “Encrypt the device”.
It is necessary to set up a secure unlock mode (diagram, pin code, password or fingerprint) prior to encryption, and have a minimum of 80% battery. The operation takes about an hour during which the phone will be unusable. Once this is achieved, your smartphone will be fully encrypted and your code or scheme previously configured will be requested at each boot. If you want to remove encryption, you need to restore your default phone. Through the option reset accessed in the settings (= Settings> Backup & reset => Restore Defaults).
Lock opening application through a code
Android does not natively lock launching applications with a code, and some regret that the web giant has not yet integrated this functionality. It is convenient to block access to certain content to lend his phone more serenely, for example. Fortunately, a small application available on the Google Play Store offers to add this option to Android. Named lock (AppLock), it is completely free and allows you to choose which applications you want to lock with a code.
When you first launch the application, you will be asked to set a PIN. Note that it will be asked each open application and blocked the opening of AppLock. Then choose the applications you want to block.
Good point, it is possible to lock the application download from the Play Store and set up profiles to change in one click blocked applications. It is also possible to hide some photographs or videos directly in a “safe” accessible only from AppLock. To access it, open the app, click “pictures Chests” and select your photos and click on the small padlock at the bottom right.
Your photographs will not be accessible from the Gallery application. It will necessarily go through AppLock to view them
Another singularity, it is possible to configure the lock applications depending on your location. To do this, launch the application and click the blue button “More” and then “Location”. This system works thanks to the WiFi connection on your smartphone. After selecting a WiFi network, the profile will be set up automatically. Useful for not having to enter his password from home for example.
It is also possible to enable additional security by preventing uninstalling the application. To do this, go into the category “Protect”and activate advanced protection.