Device encryptionÂ helps protect your data, and it’s available on a wide range of Windows devices. If you turn on device encryption, the data on your device can only be accessed by people who’ve been authorized. If device encryption isn’t available on your device, you may be able to turn on standardÂ BitLockerÂ encryption instead.
Device encryption is available on devices (ex: tablet or 2-in1) that supportÂ Modern StandbyÂ and running any Windows 11 edition. If you want to use standardÂ BitLockerÂ encryption instead, it’s only available on supported devices running Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, or Education. Some devices have both types of encryption.
Device encryption is turned on by default for devices (ex: tablet or 2-in1) that supportÂ Modern Standby.
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off device encryption in Windows 11.