What is a Google lock ?
Factory Reset Protection (FRP), is a security feature on Android devices with Android OS Version 5.1 (Lollipop) and higher. The FRP provides a built-in security feature you are able to use that protects your device and information, including screen locks and data encryptions. The FRP is enabled automatically when a Google account has been registered on the device
Android devices have a security feature that is enabled when you log into your Google account to access their services. It is to safeguard your data and has a wealth of features from data backup to providing security for you.
Sometimes people forget their Google account password and factory reset the phone thinking this will allow them to start again, or pass it onto another user. However the Google lock remains. Normally you would go through the phone setup process – get to the Google Account sign in where it will say this phone has been reset and the password/previous pin for the phone needs to be entered to unlock and that’s where people come unstuck.
It is also common for people to not only have forgotten their pin number but the password too. In this case the only way to help customers is to find ways of bypassing the security, something we are not really intended to do. But we can. We have learnt to do this to help our customers regain use of their device.
The good news is that most customers can then reset their Google account and recover their data from their Google backup. This includes Whatsapp messages backed up in Google.
Factory Reset Protection (FRP), is a security feature on Android devices with Android OS Version 5.1 (Lollipop) and higher. The FRP provides a built-in security feature you are able to use that protects your device and information, including screen locks and data encryptions. The FRP is enabled automatically when a Google account has been registered on the device and will be disabled if the Google account is removed from the device prior to the Factory Data Reset. Once the FRP has been activated, it will prevent use of your device after a Factory Data Reset in an untrusted environment. This means if your device has been Factory Reset in any other way than Settings > General Management > Reset > Factory Data Reset, the FRP Lock will be enabled.
Firstly, A Google locked phone means the Google account verification on the device has been activated after a factory reset, you can usually unlock it with the original Google account and password. Specifically, it is the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) lock for Android phones, a security feature designed to provide extra security for your device and information, including screen locks and data encryptions. Besides, the FRP lock can also be activated using Google Find My Device if your phone is lost. When your phone is Google locked, you will get the verify screen that says This device was reset. To continue, sign in with a Google Account that was previously synced on this device. A Google locked phone can absolutely be unlocked. You can unlock an Android phone with Google account and password in a few clicks. You can either attempt to find the password. Also, there are ways to unlock your Android phone without a Google account or unlock it by removing the previously synced Google account. Now, keep reading to remove your Google account from a phone, or bypass this Google smart lock without a Google account and password as below.
Generally these days no. It is a fairly clever feature much like the iCloud lock on an iPhone designed to safeguard your device against theft. In the olden days it was easy to steal a phone, factory reset it and use it as your own or sell it on. These days to protect not only customer data and the device itself all factory resetting the phone does is remove the data. It will NOT remove the lock.
We have some guides below on this page
How can I remove my Android / Google Activation Lock ?
Removing your Google activation lock from device settings on your phone
Removing your Google activation lock online
Depending on the specific model of the Android phone, the following steps to remove your Google account may differ slightly. The general steps listed below should allow you to remove your Google account from your phone, but some phones may skip some of the steps.
- Switch the device ON
- Go to Settings.
- Tap Accounts or Users & Accounts.
- Select the account type, which in this case would be Google.
- You will now see a list of Google emails that are linked to your device. Select the first account.
- You will now see Sync Settings for the selected account. Tap the menu icon (three vertical dots) on the top right-hand corner.
- Tap Remove account.
- Confirm by tapping Remove account again.
- Repeat steps 5 to 8 until all Google Accounts have been removed from your device. Please note: removing an account does not delete any data from your Google Account, your device will simply stop syncing data.
- Log into your Google account.
- Once logged in, go to Device activity & notifications (located under Sign-in & security).
- Next click on Review devices (under recently used devices).
- Select the device you wish to remove from your Google account and click the red Remove button beside account access.
- There will be a confirmation window, select Remove.
- A confirmation window will show that the access has been removed from your device.
- To confirm, you can check the list of recent phones. The selected phone will show Access removed.
Please Note: After removing the Google account access online you will need to perform the reset from the settings of the phone. On some model phones, a hardware reset will request the Google account information during setup.
72 Hour Google Lock: If a Google password is changed and the device is immediately factory reset, a message will appear after a restart which says: “please sign in using one of the owners accounts for this device” This indicates the google account on the phone is now locked for 72 hours and you must wait for it to reset. This mostly commonly affects Samsung devices.
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Why use us to remove the lock ?
If you are having trouble bypassing the Google Lock on your phone get in touch
We have a very high success rate of Google lock bypassing. It’s not a sit and wait appointment, you’ll have to leave it with us for 24/48 hours and sometimes a little longer. We need time and patience to work our magic. If we can’t remove it we won’t charge you.
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We can remove iCloud locks off WIFI only iPads too
If you have an iPad with an iCloud lock we can remove iCloud accounts off a lot of them. See this page here for details