Encrypting Galaxy SII with PIN

Discussion in 'Samsung Android Phones' started by multithread, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. multithread

    multithread New Member

    Hi, I am trying to encrypt a samsung galaxy sII on Android 4.0.3. I want to use a pin - as opposed to a password - to unlock the phone, but the only option available is a password. Is there any way around this? All manuals and tutorials I could find mention the PIN option as a standard one...

    Thanks
  2. stevetaz

    stevetaz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Perhaps I don't understand the question, but if you set a numeric password what is the difference between that and a PIN?
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  4. multithread

    multithread New Member

    Good point. I tried that but a password needs to include one letter and one digit. I find this to cumbersome, and I would like just a pin, as the keyboard is not easy to use for password typing. This pin method is something which is described as possible in the manual so I am confused.
  5. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

    Go to Settings--Security--Screen lock--PIN is listed on my Galaxy Nexus with 4.0.4
  6. stevetaz

    stevetaz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Mine too, but Gingerbread.....
  7. multithread

    multithread New Member

    Sure. but once you setup the pin, can you click on encrypt the device? For me it stays greyed out.
  8. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

    Mine is grayed out too, but says to plug it in to a charger...upon plugging it in that button is clickable
  9. stevetaz

    stevetaz Super Moderator Staff Member

    That certainly seems odd.....
  10. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

    It does, but since it says that in the description of how to enable encryption..I just followed the instructions on the screen :)
  11. stevetaz

    stevetaz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Sure, confuse things with facts....

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  12. multithread

    multithread New Member

    Sure. But for me it stays greyed out even after plugging it in.
  13. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

    Refresh my memory, SGII didn't get an official update to ICS right?
    If not, and you are using a leak or custom ROM, perhaps its not added 100% yet or a feature that won't work with ICS and the SGII

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