I am confused as to the benefits of encrypting my android smartphone. Currently I am using a pin and fingerprint sensor to access the phone, and when the screen lock is activated and I plug the phone into my computer, I am not able to see the contents of my phone...until I unlock the screen with the pin or my fingerprint. From reading I have done, apparently someone with the proper knowledge can bypass this screen lock and still access my phone from a computer. If I encrypt the phone, and turn it off, it will be in an encrypted state and very difficult for any one to access it. However, when I turn it on and enter my pin, it is decrypted, and what if the phone is on and available, but the screen lock is on. If I were to lose the phone in this situation (or someone rip it from my hand), would the fact that it is encrypted offer any additional benefit? If someone is able to bypass the screen lock, they could still access all the contents from a computer.