How to encrypt your Android phone or tablet. You have a lot of sensitive data on that smartphone. A lot has been made of Apple's decision to enable encryption by default in iOS 8. However, you can also use the built-in encryption on your Android phone. It can take half an hour or more to encrypt the device, and older phones may take longer to turn on after encryption. But, if you store sensitive client information on your phone, it would seem like a reasonable step to make it difficult or impossible for prying eyes to read it. At the very least, use a strong passcode on your phone. For eDiscovery uses, and for litigators, this shouldn't be a problem. The Court can certainly order a litigant to provide unencrypted versions of discoverable materials. In fact, for all the objections being put up by Police and Government investigators, shouldn't they also have to get a Judge's decision before being allowed to roam around in private phones?