Android has finally introduced a better security feature called Factory Reset Protection with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Leading Android device manufacturers like Samsung, Google Pixel, LG, HTC, and Sony have started implementing this security feature to prevent your device and private data protected from unauthorized access if in case you lose your device.
FRP is a great feature who doesn’t like this kind of feature, and I am sure everyone would love to have it. But for most of us, it is also a major issue if in case you forgot Google account credentials. I, therefore, always recommend users to disable FRP before hard resetting your phone.
The step-by-step guide will help you how to enable and disable FRP on Android.
Let’s get started:
How to Enable FRP?
I am using Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android version 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but the procedure is almost similar for all devices including Pixel Xl, LG, HTC or any device from Sony.
Please note that when you add a Google account to your phone, it automatically enables FRP lock on your device. Now whenever you or someone tries to hard reset your phone, next time it would ask for the same Google account that was previously synced with your device.
Here is the procedure:
Step 1: Make sure that you already have a Samsung /Google account set up on your device otherwise you can sign up Samsung account.
Step 2: Now run Settings app. Tap down to find the System tab and tap Security.
Step 3: As I said earlier, If it is your first time then you’ll have to add Samsung account first and then enable Reactivation lock. So tap on Remote Controls.
Step 4: Tap on Add Samsung account.
Step 5: Signup for an account if you don’t have it already.
Step 6: Enter account credentials. Write it down so that you don’t forget it later!
Step 7: Make sure you agree to all terms and conditions.
Step 8: Finally you can enable Activation Lock which is under Security > Find My Mobile.
Step 9: Now check the Reactivation lock prompt and tap OK as shown in the screenshot below:
Use your Samsung account to prevent anyone from reactivating your device. Before you request a repair under warranty, the reactivation lock must be disabled. Make sure you create an unlock password that you can remember.
That’s it. Your device now fully protected.
How to disable Factory Reset Protection
The procedure to disable FRP on Android is simple. Go to Settings > System > Security > Find My Mobile > Reactivation lock and unchecked it.
Also when you remove Google account from your phone, it automatically disables FRP on your phone. Now when you hard reset your phone, it won’t ask for Google account when you set up your phone.
Finally, I hope you’ve successfully setup or disabled FRP whatever you wanted with your device. If you have any issues, feel free to let me know and I will try my best to help you out.