WP8 device encrypted by default on boot or set by Device Management Policy? RRS feed

  • Question

  • There are conflicting reports on whether WP8 device encryption is enabled by default on device boot, or if it has to be explicitly enabled/disabled through a Device management policy.

    Kindly clarify.

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 5:26 AM


  • Encryption is off by default and is enabled when required by Exchange ActiveSync or Device Management server.  For example, when the user sets up their Outlook account which connects to an Exchange server that requires encryption, the Phone will start encrypting all phone data in the background.

    Device wipe will remove encryption from the device.

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 6:59 PM