Encrypting Your Devices

Encrypting computers and Apple devices can sound like a daunting and technically challenging task, but the reality is much simpler. Check out the steps below for encrypting an iOS or Windows 10 Pro device.

Encrypt an iPhone or iPad:

1.     Select the Settings app

2.     Select Touch ID & Passcode

3.     Select Turn Passcode On

4.     Enter a strong passcode. Remember the longer the passcode the more secure it is.

5.     Your iPhone or iPad is now encrypted!

Encrypt a Windows 10 PC.

1.     Go to settings and search “encryption”

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2.     Select “Change Device Encryption Settings”

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3.     Select “Turn on encryption”

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Remember, encryption needs to be documented in case of equipment theft. Without proof of encryption, the device is assumed to be unsecured and must be reported!

Andrew Craig