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So, I just bought a microSD card for my Ice Cream Sandwich phone. I put it in, it's recognized. But it appears I must encrypt it before I can use it for the camera's storage, otherwise if it is not encrypted, it is read-only.

Is there no other way?

I see, with it encrypted, I must create a PIN or password to access the phone. Previously, I just used a pattern, but now it seems I cannot do just the pattern.

I don't care if it is encrypted, but I want my pattern back. Any ideas?

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Just a random idea -- if you go to Settings / Security / Device Administrators, are any programs listed? If so, perhaps they're the ones that are demanding that you encrypt your SD card. – offby1 Nov 25 '12 at 4:30
That is odd. What device is this? – Al E. Nov 25 '12 at 4:33
Interesting.. more details are required to answer. – Evil Angel Nov 25 '12 at 11:34
@offby1: only Lookout Antivirus is listed there, which I've had since I had the phone, so I doubt it is the cause. – Derek W Beck Nov 25 '12 at 19:31
@AlEverett an HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE – Derek W Beck Nov 25 '12 at 19:32

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