hi. is there a way to create a password for accessing my android phone? i've seen people with iphones access their phones with passwords. i was searching for something similar for android but couldn't find anything.
hi. sorry for the lack of info. this is my first smartphone. just got it a few days ago : )
it's an LG nexus 4.
what i mean about the password is just a security measure to prevent someone from accessing the information or files on my phone if i had misplaced my phone somewhere or had it stolen. so i guess it would be requested upon powering on the phone and when unlocking.
i actually found two things. one is the encryption you mentioned. however, before encrypting it requires that i set a pin. so i've created a 4-digit pin which is needed to unlock my phone.
so now i'm a bit confused. if now my phone is protected by a pin number, why would i need the encryption?
also, is there a downside to encrypting? is there something i should consider before going ahead and doing this?
I was just thinking that it may be worthwhile to mention about the other security things because you are new with smartpjones. I know many of users dont use any antivirus software, but atleast for my own mental health, im using There are couple handy application for free in Google Play: trustgo antivirus and avast antivirus. I used to have paid fsecure before, but nowadays Im just trusting these couple free apps (thanks to avtest site, lol). To be honest, I havent had any unwanted programs in my devices during the last 3 years i have been using android.