How to Disable Factory Reset Protection on Android Phones Free and Easy

Last Updated: October 20th, 2023By Categories: Bypass FRP

Google FRP or Factory Reset Protection is a smart way to secure Android phones from thieves. It practically protects your phone from being used by requiring your Google Accounts login credentials. In other words, FRP doesn’t allow unauthorized factory reset via Settings or even through the Recovery Mode.

Why Turn Off Factory Reset Protection

But like any other smartphone security measure, FRP is a double-edged blade, too, especially if:

  • You forgot the login credentials of the Google account linked to your phone, which prevents you from resetting it.
  • You bought a second-hand Android phone with a Google account logged in and want to reset it but can’t.

FRP can also be a thorn if you’ve already performed a hard reset but forgot the password of the Google account that was used previously.

Now, if you find yourself in any of the mentioned situations, this article is for you. Below, we present to you some methods on how to turn off factory reset protection on Android phones, including how to bypass it. Read on!

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Method 1: How to Turn Off Factory Reset Protection on Android via Settings

If you are afraid of getting locked out of the FRP screen after resetting your Android phone, you can make sure it doesn’t happen by removing your Google account. Yes! You can directly sign out of the account from the phone’s Settings.

However, this only works if you have full access to the phone and are not locked out by password, PIN, or pattern.

Step 1

In the app drawer, open Settings. Then, look forAccounts” or “Accounts and Backup”. The label may vary depending on the brand of the Android phone.

Step 2

When you’re there, tap on Manage Accounts. For other brands, you can already see the account/s linked to the phone after you go to “Accounts”.

Account Settings Android

Step 3

Once you’re there look for the main account that’s registered on the phone. Tap on it and hitRemove Account” or “Sign Out”.

After that, the account should be removed and FRP should no longer be an issue when resetting. But if there are multiple accounts registered on the phone, we recommend that you sign out or remove all of them just to be safe.

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Method 2: How to Turn Off Factory Reset Protection Android Remotely

In case the Android phone is secondhand and you bought it directly from the previous owner, there’s a way to disable FRP remotely

All you need to do is contact the seller/previous owner and ask them to follow the steps below. You don’t need to meet them physically as this can be done through their phone or computer web browser.

Step 1

On a web browser, sign in to your Google Account at Googe My Account page.

Step 2

When logged in, proceed to the Security Tab and go to Your Devices.

Remove Device Google Account

Step 3

Look for the Android phone in question and click on it.

Step 4

There, find the Remove Device or Sign Out option and confirm it.

Just wait for a minute or two (or within 72 hours). The time for the changes you’ve made to be applied may vary depending on Google server updates. After that, the device and the Google account should be unlinked.

But please do note that this method can only work if they still remember the Google account they used on the phone. Otherwise, you may proceed to the bonus solution below.

Bonus: Disable Factory Reset Protection on Samsung without Google Credentials

When you can’t turn off factory reset protection via settings, you can’t contact the previous owner, or you simply forgot your Google account password, Tenorshare 4uKey is your ultimate solution.

It’s an Android unlock program that can easily bypass Google FRP on Samsung phones. It works by removing the Google account and disabling FRP on the target phone. So, you can gain full access to the phone without logging in to your Google email or password.

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Perfect Solution for Android Lock Screen and Google FRP

  • Erase Pin, patterns, Fingerprints, and face recognition
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  • Bypass Google FRP lock on Samsung in a minute
  • Unlock 6000+ Android mobiles (up to Android 13)

As of now, the FRP removal feature only works for Samsung devices. Perhaps, support for other brands will come soon. So, if you are lucky and the phone you want to have the FRP bypassed is Samsung, this software can help you.

Besides all of that, 4uKey can also unlock Android lock screen security, which helps if you get locked out of your lock screen because you forgot your pattern, PIN, or password. How cool is that!

How to Bypass Google FRP with 4uKey

If you have a Samsung phone and you need to bypass FRP with 4uKey, here are the steps you need to follow

Step 1: Set Up Tenorshare 4uKey

On your computer, click on the banner above to download the 4uKey installer. Install it afterward. When the setup is complete, you may launch the program right away.

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Step 2: Connect Your Phone

After launching, use a USB data cable to connect your phone to the computer. Then, select the Remove Google FRP Lock option.

Step 3: Select OS Version

There, you have to select the Android OS version of the Google FRP-locked phone and hit Start. In case you don’t know, click on the option that says: “Don’t know the device OS version?” to check and verify.

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Step 4: Disable/Remove Google FRP

There will be some important notes on the screen. Check them and make sure everything checks out. Then, click on Start and proceed to the removal process.

The steps on different OS versions may slightly vary, but as long as you follow the specific instructions ahead, there should not be an issue.

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Here are detailed instructions according to OS versions:

Step 5: Restart Your Phone

After the removal process is complete, you need to restart your device to confirm whether the FRP login screen is gone. If you’re asked to input a PIN somehow, just type in the one you were asked to create in Step 4.

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Final Thoughts

There are only a few ways to turn off factory reset protection on Android phones. That’s why the only methods that work involve removing the Google account. And they don’t work, the last option is to use an Android unlock tool like Tenorshare 4uKey to completely bypass Google FRP. So, check each of the solutions above and see which one fits your situation.

FAQs

When you turn off FRP or remove the registered Google account, you can reset your phone without needing to log in again afterward. However, disabling it risks your phone to unauthorized factory reset by thieves or other malicious individuals.

No. FRP or Factory Reset Protection is made to counter hard resets, too, not just factory reset via settings. No matter how many times you perform a hard reset, the FRP will still be there unless you can turn it off or bypass it completely.

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