The step-by-step guide will help you how to enable the Samsung activation lock (Factory Reset Protection) on your Samsung Galaxy phone to protect your device from unauthorized access if someone tries to hard reset your phone without your permission. The next time your phone boots, it would ask for Google or Samsung account that was previously used on the device.
The method is pretty straight forward and actually pretty basic to setup the activation lock on all Samsung galaxy devices including the Galaxy S10, S9, S8, S7 Edge, Note 9, Note 8, Note 7 FE, Note 5, Note 4 and other Galaxy J, A, and M series.
Note: The screenshot are from Android 9.0 PIE running latest Android One UI on the Samsung Galaxy S9 SM-G960F but method is pretty much the same on other devices as well as older versions of Android.
How to enable FRP on Samsung Galaxy
FRP is most of the times, automatically enabled on your account as soon as you add your Google account while setting up your phone.
Probably you’re going to add Google account to your device for using the Google Play Store, YouTube and other Google apps.
So if you’ve already added Google account to your phone, then it is confirmed that Factory Reset Protection has been enabled successfully on your phone.
How to Turn OFF Factory Reset Protection
If for some reasons, you mistakenly hard reset your device using the Android Recovery method (Volume Up+Bixby+Power) or older phones (Volume Up+Home+Power), it will come up with the following screen when the next time your phone boots up.
It is therefore recommended to use the right way to avoid this the horrible mistake where you forgot your Google account and then don’t know how to bypass it.
The right way is to first remove the Google account from your phone Settings. It is under the Account & Backup > Accounts and remove Google as well as Samsung accounts.
Finally within the Setting app > General management > Reset > Factory data reset option.
That’s it guys, I hope you’ve got enough knowledge how enable and disable the FRP option on the Samsung galaxy phones.