1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    If you are doing a Factory Reset when giving up your old phone, be sure to uncheck the box where it asks if you want to reinstall your data and settings.....this should give added security from someone else trying to access your Google account later.
    01-22-2019 02:41 PM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    If you're doing a factory reset of a device in order to sell it you should be signing out of your account first. By doing that you ensure the purchaser can sign into it during setup after buying it from you. That reinstall data/settings box is during setup of the device if I recall..

    We actually have a front-page article on this - https://www.androidcentral.com/facto...-you-need-know
    01-22-2019 02:58 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    We actually have a front-page article on this - https://https://www.androidcentral.c...-you-need-know
    hallux, you have https:// in there twice so your link isn't working. It's https://www.androidcentral.com/facto...-you-need-know. (I just skimmed the article - it's not only correct, it has what you left out - removing your Google account(s) from the phone.)
    01-22-2019 03:47 PM
  4. hallux's Avatar
    Thanks @Rukbat I fixed it. I was on my work PC and the heavy ad load on the article was bogging it down while I was trying to paste the link.

    I actually did suggest signing out of the Google account on the phone before resetting it...
    01-22-2019 04:32 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Not just signing out of it, deleting it from the phone.
    01-22-2019 05:16 PM

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