Pixel™, Phone by Google - Turn Phone Storage Encryption On / Off

Note This device supports full disk encryption of internal storage by protecting content with a password should the device be lost or stolen.

Caution Caution:

  • Device encryption may take an hour or more to complete.
  • Don't interrupt encryption process as doing so causes data to be lost.
  • The device can only be unencrypted by performing a factory data reset.


  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to display all apps.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings app icon > Security Security icon.
  3. Tap Advanced Down arrow icon then tap Encryption & credentials.
  4. Tap Encrypt phone to enable or disable.
    Note A password must be set up to encrypt phone.