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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nikelecy, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. nikelecy

    nikelecy Lurker
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    I am wondering if my pixel XL falls in wrong hands or authorities or I don't know who's hands can be decrypted and have access to my pictures and business file because once you open the phone you have access to my Google account.
    I read online that some can decrypt the phone and some others say that is fixed.
    Please advise.

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  2. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    Hi nikelecy,

    Your Pixel XL is encrypted by default, and the data on it cannot be accessed without getting through the lockscreen security. Android's file-based encryption mechanism is very, very good - but, as with most things, the user is going to be the weak link. A short PIN or simple pattern, for example, can be fairly easily compromised; while the OS has protections against brute-force cracking, it wouldn't be terribly difficult for a Bad Guy to simply watch over your shoulder as you unlock your phone.

    With the convenience afforded by the Pixel Imprint fingerprint security, I would highly recommend that your backup unlock method be fairly complex. I personally use a pattern with 9 vertices, but a long PIN or password would be even better.
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Google Pixel XL Forum

The Google Pixel XL release date was October 2016. Features and Specs include a 5.5" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 821 processor, and 3450mAh battery.

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