Newer Samsung Encryption

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Tsepz, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Tsepz macrumors 65816

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    Hi guys,

    So working at a company that has strict security rules when setting up Email for my Note 4 with MS Exchange has had me having to encrypt the phone, it ran fine for a long time but lately it has made my phone unstable and going through forums it seems this is typical, this has had me thinking I may have to go with an iPhone 7 Plus instead of Note 6 later this year.

    What I'd like to know from specifically Samsung Galaxy S7/7 Edge users who have encrypted their phone is, how is it running? Any slowdowns or random reboots?

    As I have said in previous threads, I prefer Android OS for my Phones due to file system access and MicroSD expansion, but what is most important to me is constant access to company emails, as there are days when I am not in the office and have to respond to clients or colleagues promptly.

    With my iPad I do not have to encrypt but I cant carry my iPad everywhere I go hence I am thinking I may have to get an iPhone.

    So anyone here using an encrypted S7? How has the experience been? Has it affected performance and stability significantly?
     
  2. gotluck, Apr 9, 2016
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  3. Tsepz thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    I don't know about changes with newer Samsung phones.

    But for your current experience with Note 4, can't you just connect to your work email from within Knox to avoid encrypting the whole phone?

    Also, have you tried Nine? I believe with this exchange client gives you the option of having Exchange security policies enforced at the app level instead of whole-device level.
     
  5. gotluck macrumors 603

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    I used nine when I was on Android aye. I suppose the company has to allow that though, depends on what kind of mdm stuff they have I guess.
     
  6. Tsepz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You absolute legend! :D

    Nine is working beautifully! My phone is now decrypted! :)

    Thank you so much!
     
  7. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    Great! I was similarly pleased when I first became aware of it.

    It's a bit of a gem, and I'm glad they charge more than $1-2 for it. More chance it'll stick around and stay independent.
     
  8. Tsepz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Indeed :)

    I'm shocked it isn't more popular.

    You know what is hilarious? This is one app that is even better than what the Play Store reviews say, and they are glowing reviews.
     

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