Forgot Google Account After Factory Reset? Here's What to Do

by J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young Android Published On Jun 24, 2022 Updated On Oct 31, 2022
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There could be several reasons why you want to factory reset your phone. The most common reason is that you want to sell your smartphone and delete and erase all data, including media files and stored passwords.

Other reasons may include freeing up RAM space or your device becoming unresponsive. Many reasons can stop you from getting past the verification screen after the factory reset. These may include:

  1. You forget the PIN lock combination, Pattern lock, or Google account's user id or password.
  2. You've purchased a pre-owned smartphone with a previously synced Google account.

Are you one of the unfortunate users who are stuck on your Android device's verification screen and cannot complete the setup?

If yes, read on because we have compiled a guide on recovering a Google account and removing the Google account from your Android device after a factory reset.

But before, we need to understand why the device requires verifying your Google account after a factory reset. 

Forgot Your Google Account After Reset?

Forgot Your Google Account After Reset

Google's priority has always been protecting and protecting users' sensitive data. Android's new version, 5.1 and later, has introduced a security feature that prevents access to an unknown person.

This security feature is important as it safeguards the sensitive data if the Android device is lost or stolen.

For any reason you've forgotten your Google account password, the security feature can be a nuisance for you.

Google will initiate the protection protocol, and you will be stuck on the screen that asks you to verify your account page.

You would be in big trouble if you did not deactivate the Factory Reset Protection before resetting your device.

You will see the message saying that your phone was reset and that you must sign in using the Google account originally synced on your device.

To access your Android device, enter the credentials of the previously synced Google account.

If you cannot remember the password or email id, the best possible solution is bypassing the Google account verification lock or the FRP lock.

We will discuss how you can recover the Google account and how to remove the account using a third-party tool if you cannot recover it.

How to Recover Google Account after Factory Reset

You will need to remove your Google account if you are likely to reset, sell, or replace your Android device.

You can remove the account by recovering your Google account and then logging in to remove it.

There are two ways to recover the Google account, if you've forgotten your password or if you've forgotten your email id.

If you've forgotten your password

In the case you cannot remember your password, then follow these instructions:

  • Step 1: Go to from another device or PC.
  • Step 2: Click on the option for the forgotten password.
  • Step 3: Choose the best option from the following > Enter the last password you remember when using the Google account/ Confirm with the phone number linked with your device/ Confirm with the date you created the Google account > Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Step 4: After confirming that you're the rightful owner of the Google account, you can create a new password.

If you've forgotten your password

Note: You must be in a familiar place or using the same internet providers.

If you've forgotten your email id

In the case you know your password but forgot your email id, follow these instructions:

  • Step 1: Go to the Find Email webpage and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Step 2: From the different options available, choose the one that suits you best.
  • Step 3: Answer all the questions accurately.
  • Step 4: Enter your personal information, like your full name and contact details.

If you've forgotten your email id

If all of the information entered is correct, you will recover the Google account that your Android device previously synced with the account in no time.

Failed to Recover Google Account after Factory Reset?

If your Android device is stuck on the Google account verification screen and you cannot recover a previously synced Google account, use a third-party tool to bypass the Factory Reset Protection.

The Unlockit Android tool developed by Foneazy will help you remove it from your Samsung device. It's specially programmed to bypass the Android FRP and Google verification on Samsung phones.

Just connect your Samsung device to the computer, run the program, and in a few minutes, the program will bypass Google verification after the factory reset.

Before we begin the process of removing the Google account verification lock, we need to have the following requirements:

  1. Samsung device running OS version 6 or above.
  2. An original USB cable to connect the Android device.
  3. A Windows computer.
  4. A stable internet connection. It is recommended to use a home WiFi network.

Follow the instructions on how to remove Google verification after a factory reset:

Step 1: Download the Unlockit Android tool and install it onto the computer.

Step 2: From the main menu, click on the button 'Start' to begin the process. 

 launch Unlockit Android

Step 3: Connect the Android device to the computer and run the Unlockit for Android software.

connect your samsung to your PC

Step 4: Select the OS version of your device. You can check your OS version by reading this tutorial.

Make sure the version you've selected is correct: otherwise, the process will not work. Do not turn off your wifi connection during the process. 

Select the os version

Step 5: Unlockit Android will send a notification to your Android device. The notification has a set of instructions according to the OS version selected in the previous step that you would need to follow.

Do not disconnect your phone during this process. Please avoid using your phone as it can result in interrupting the process. 

sending notification to your device

Step 6: Follow the on-screen instructions received via notification to bypass the Android FRP lock.

The FRP lock is removed

Once you've correctly followed the on-screen instructions, you can remove the FRP lock on your device completely. It will not ask you to enter any Google verification credentials.

Now, you can either skip the step or add a new or existing Google account.

Wrap Up

There are many ways and different methods to bypass the Google verification account. However, it is best first to try to recover your Google account. You can recover your account through your Gmail Id or the password.

Once you've recovered your Google account, just enter the credentials in the verification screen, and it will unlock the device. By any chance, if you're unable to recover the Google account, remove it.

You can remove the Google account by using many different methods. These methods include bypassing Google account verification through Google Keyboard, Sim Card, SMS, and adding a new contact (only if you don't have access to the internet).

All of these methods can be complex and difficult to follow. One mistake, and you're likely to follow all the steps from the start. It can be annoying for many users that are trying to remove the Google account verification lock.

That is why we always recommend our readers to use Unlockit tool to remove their Google account. This third-party tool is reliable and fast, and it protects your privacy.

Foneazy's Unlockit Android has a friendly UI that makes it easier to use, and in just a few clicks, you will be using your device like new.

Always remember that if you have decided to sell your Android smartphone or tablet, you should remove your Google account credentials from the device.

If you don't remove the Google credentials from your device, it can cause buyer dissatisfaction.

However, if you have purchased a pre-owned device and the previous owner did not remove the Google account, use any of the above methods to recover the Google account (although it would be of little use) or use Unlockit to remove it.

Let us know in the comments below if you can remove the Google account verification.

J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young

Mako is a technical freelance writer with a passion for all things tech. Whether you're wondering about how to fix your iPhone or trying to get something to work in your settings, Mako is your go-to for professional help. He loves writing, testing solutions, and most of all, making sure his research is factually accurate.

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