I am a new Android user and I am considering encrypting my device for more security. My notebook runs Linux Mint and I have been transferring files to my Android (version 4.4) using the USB cable via Mint's default file manager Nemo. My question is: if I encrypt my device, will I be able to transfer files using the same method? And if I connect my device to other computers using the USB Mass Storage, will I also be able to see/add/remove files?
Most android phones have encryption by default id recommend reading this first. http://www.howtogeek.com/141953/how-to-encrypt-your-android-phone-and-why-you-might-want-to/
id also recommend adding a password verbal or using numbers on the lock screen keep usb debugging off unless needed and look into a app that can locate your phone or remote wipe it if lost. such as Avast