How to Enable Factory Reset Protection on Android

How to Enable Factory Reset Protection on Android

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 has started implementing this security feature to prevent your device and private data protected from unauthorized access if in case you lose your device. Enable Factory Reset Protection.

How to Enable Factory Reset Protection on Android

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. Enable Factory Reset Protection.

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.

Here is the procedure:

Step 1: Make sure that you already have Samsung account set up on your device otherwise you can sign up Samsung account.

Galaxy S5 Settings

Step 2: Now run Settings app. Tap down to find the System tab and tap Security.

Android Settings

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.

Android Security

Step 4: Tap on Add Samsung account.

Android remote controls

Step 5: Signup for an account if you don’t have it already.

Samsung account signup

Step 6: Enter account credentials. Write it down so that you don’t forget it later!

Samsung account details

Step 7:  Make sure you agree to all terms and conditions.

terms and conditions

Step 8: Finally you can enable Activation Lock which is under Security >> Find My Mobile. Enable Factory Reset Protection.

Step 9: Now check the Reactivation lock prompt and tap OK as shown in the screenshot below. Enable Factory Reset Protection.

Reactivation Lock

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 uncheck it.

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.


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