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Encryption & credentials setting in Android 9

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Got this screenshot in a great reply to a question.
encryption-is-where.png
It is from Android 9, Lite.  Going by the caption at the top of the screenshot screen "Encryption & credentials", seems like there's a setting in the OS called Encryption & credentials.  

I'm using Android 9.  Not Lite.

For some reason, I can't find that same Encryption & credentials setting in Android 9.

What do you think is happening?

Many thanks,

OT
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btanExec Consultant
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If you try searching in the setting through the search bar typing encryption & credential, you see nothing, then it is liky the setting has evolved through the phone. I also did not see it in my Android phone.

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Hi btan,

Wow!  You, too, eh?  Phew!  Well, that's a bit of a relief. :))))))))))

But, does that mean that Android 9 encrypts the phone by default?  

Looking for evidence on the phone itself rather than links that suggest "Should be encrypted."

Can we find anything on Android 9 phones that show the phone itself is encrypted.

Many thanks,

OT
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Pre-encrypted by default. Supposedly so but I would not totally trust it without verification.
https://source.android.com/security/encryption

Android 5.0 up to Android 9 support full-disk encryption. Full-disk encryption uses a single key—protected with the user’s device password—to protect the whole of a device’s userdata partition. Upon boot, the user must provide their credentials before any part of the disk is accessible.

A few ways to determine if there is encryption. I probably will rely more of external tools to do it.

https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/195713/how-can-i-find-out-if-my-device-uses-fbe-or-fde

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YES!  Will do, thanks.  Posting a follow up question for this:

Read property via Android Debug Bridge (ADB)
If you have activated the development and ADB mode on your device you can connect it to your PC via USB and use the following command on your PC:

adb shell getprop ro.crypto.type