1. ddubss's Avatar

    I have just checked which devices are currently registered to my google account and was concerned to see that my old S7, which I sold, is still linked the my google account and has been synced recently. I have obviously now removed the device from my account and changed passwords.

    When selling the phone I removed and signed out of my google account and 'zeroed' any unused memory and then performed a factory reset. When I actually sold the phone I went through the startup process with the buyer.

    Firstly, how did the phone remain linked? Secondly, how should I prevent this from happening again when I sell a phone?

    Thank you!
    11-06-2016 12:50 PM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Take a look at this article: https://www.google.com/amp/amp.andro...android-device

    It's well written and goes through all the necessary steps. Let us know if you have any questions.
    11-06-2016 03:23 PM
  3. rickahyatt1's Avatar
    In Wyoming, it depends on what kind of firearm you usually carry. But most will do the trick with your old phone.
    11-06-2016 03:25 PM
  4. ddubss's Avatar
    srkmagnus, thank you for the link. That is the process I followed, which is why I am miffed as to why the device was still linked to my account and regularly syncing. The device is still showing, so I have just changed my password. Maybe it was some strange anomaly and google was mistaking it for the device I am using now.

    Thanks for your help.
    11-06-2016 04:44 PM

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