Device encryption can be a great way to keep your data secure in case it falls into the wrong hands. For many users, however, it can be overkill and there's usually a performance hit to a device that's been encrypted. Using a PIN code to lock the device is usually an effective deterrent and software tools like Find My iPhone and Android Device Manager can help track, lock, or wipe lost devices.
Unfortunately for Kindle Fire HDX owners, there's no app available that's comparable to Find My iPhone or Android Device Manager. If you want to be extra cautious with your data or if you're using a Kindle Fire HDX in an enterprise environment, here's how to encrypt it:
Step 1: Make sure you have the latest version of Fire OS installed, then fully charge your Kindle F... [Read more]