You might have recently performed a Factory Reset or bought a secondhand phone when you stumbled on a Google verification page and got locked out of your phone because of your Google account.
Well, you should know that on Android phones with Android OS Version 5.1 (Lollipop) and higher Google has added a new security feature called the Google Factory Reset Protection Lock. This built-in feature protects the data on your device from being accessed by strangers after a reset.
The FRP can easily be unlocked using the email and password used on the Google account linked to the phone, but if you don’t can’t remember or don’t have access to these credentials, don’t worry. In this article, we will show you different ways to unlock a Google locked phone. Stay tuned.
Method 1: Unlock Google Account Locked Phone via Forgot Password/Email
If you can’t remember the password or email of the Google account used on the phone, you may try to reset it via the Forgot Password/Email option. But keep in mind that this method will only work if you have set up a backup email or phone number on your Google account and if your phone is connected to the internet.
On the verification page, tick the Forgot Password/Email option.
Select where you want the recovery link to be sent; recovery email or phone number.
Once you receive the link click on it and reset your email/password.
Go back to the verification page and enter the new email/password. After that, your phone should be unlocked.
Method 2: Unlock Google Account Locked Phone via Gboard
If you’re locked out of your phone because of your Google account you may also try using the Keyboard to bypass the FRP. This will work if your phone uses the Gboard (Google Keyboard) as the default keyboard.
On the verification page, tap on the space provided for the email to bring out the Gboard.
Long press the @ symbol until the Keyboard Setting appears, then click on it.
From there, tick on the three-dot icon and choose Help & Feedback then select Google Keyboard.
Next, tap and hold any text on the screen until some options show up. After that, tap the Web Search option and type in Settings on the search bar.
In Settings, find About Phone and tap on it. Next, tap on the Build Number option seven times. After that, you should see the Developer Options prompt at the bottom.
Go back to the main Settings Menu. Tap the Developer Options scroll down and turn on the toggle on OEM Unlock.
Tick the back button twice and restart the phone. The FRP lock should be gone after that.