Encrypt an SD Card on HTC One M8

Edited by Grimm, Gordon, Eng

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Steps

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    Double tap the screen to turn the screen on and display the lock screen
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    Swipe up to unlock the phone and display the home screen
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    Swipe down from the top of the screen to view the notifications panel
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    Tap the primary settings icon in the top right corner of the screen
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    Tap the settings icon, which appears as a gear symbol, to open the Settings menu
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    Scroll down and tap "Storage" to open the Storage settings
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    An alternative method of accessing the Storage settings is to access Settings through the Apps menu
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    From the home screen, tap the Applications icon at the bottom of the screen, in the middle. This will bring up the Apps menu. Tap the Settings icon, which appears as a gear symbol, to open the Settings menu. Scroll down and tap "Storage" to open the Storage settings.
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    Scroll down to the SD card section of the settings
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    Check the box next to "Encrypt SD card content" to encrypt the content on the phone's SD card
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    Encrypting the content will prevent any other phone from accessing the SD card. Once the box has been checked, you will receive a notification that only those files added after encryption will be encrypted. Any files that are already saved on the SD card will not be encrypted. To encrypt files that are already on the card, move the files off the SD card, encrypt the card, and then move the files back onto the encrypted SD card.
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    Tap "NEXT" to confirm
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    If there is currently no lock screen PIN or password set on the phone, one will need to be set up
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    When prompted, tap "OK" to set up a PIN or password.
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    Tap "PIN" or "Password" to set a PIN or password on the phone
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    This example will use a PIN.
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    Enter the PIN or password and tap "CONTINUE"
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    Re-enter the PIN or password to confirm and tap "OK"
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    This will enable the PIN or password for screen lock security.
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    When prompted, tap "OK" to disable lock screen previews, or "CANCEL" to leave them enabled
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    Once lock screen security has been enabled, there will be a prompt asking whether or not to hide message previews, missed call previews and/or private contacts' names and photos for incoming calls on the lock screen. To disable these lock screen previews, tap "OK". To leave the lock screen previews enabled, tap "CANCEL".
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    Tap "NEXT" to continue the encryption process
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    Enter the lock screen PIN or password and tap "NEXT" to continue
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    Tap "ENABLE ENCRYPTION" to begin the process of encrypting the card
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    There will be another notification that the encrypted files on the SD card can only be used by the phone that is completing the encryption. The SD card will be temporarily unavailable during the encryption process. During the process, you will be returned to the Storage settings, where the SD card settings will be grayed out, indicating it is unavailable. The SD card settings will remain grayed out until it is ready to be used again.
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    Once the encryption process has finished, the SD card settings will no longer be grayed out, and the card details will be visible again
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    The box next to "Encrypt SD card content" will now be checked.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to encrypt an SD card on an HTC One M8
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