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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How to Encrypt The Data on Your Computers, Smartphones, and Tablets

Updated: Aug 10, 2022

If you're in the habit of carrying any device such as a computer, smartphone, or tablet in your everyday travels, you really need to consider enabling data encryption on those gadgets. Data encryption is widely used by large corporations to protect user information and is starting to become more common with individual users. Encryption works by scrambling your device's data in the event a criminal steals your tech. It is one of the best ways to make sure the information that's stored on your tech devices can't be stolen and read by someone who wants to use it for malicious purposes. If you're looking to keep your information safe and out of prying eyes, check out these quick tips and tricks to keep your portable devices safe.

You probably didn't know it, but all tech devices have some data encryption software built-in. This feature isn't enabled by default because tech companies know that many of you fail to backup your devices. If you lose your encryption password or key, you will not be able to get your information back. So the best practice is to set up a form of automatic backup for your gadgets so in the event you can't get into an encrypted device, you will have your data in the form of a backup copy.