Breaking News New 8.1 Feature: forgetting your screen lock will brick your device

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  1. SMYDSMITH

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    I have a old phone still listed on my Google account that I don't have anymore. It lists as unreachable and I have selected remove device and erase device but it still shows under find my Android.
    How can I permanently remove it from my Google account?

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    delete it from the play store.
     
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    When logged into Android manager there is no way to delete. Where would I delete it in play store?

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    So if you forget your pin and type it wrong ten it will factory reset and it will keep asking for the same pin? And your phone will be fully bricked. Is this confirmed? I thought factory reset removed data and pin? I would rather have it be a Google pw recover option that Google could help with. Is this documented anywhere in Google

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    In the settings.
     
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    What Settings? Could you post a screenshot of what you are seeing / referring to? Thanks.

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    Are you using your desktop browser? you need to or use your phone browser. no apps and no screenshots at this time
     
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    I'm not sure if you can remove a phone from ADM from the website. I think when you remove the Google account from the phone that process automatically removes the phone from the ADM list of active devices on your account. I only see two devices when looking at my ADM list, my phone and my tablet. The dozens of phones I used to use do not appear in the list; probably because I removed my Google account before resetting the phones. That's using the ADM site on my laptop. And I don't see an option in the Play Store to remove a device, but will keep looking.

    Where is the phone that shows up in your list of devices? Did you sell it, or do you still have it in your possession?

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  9. PereDroid

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    There was away to remove phones before. I know, I did it. I thought it was in Play.

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    We have really navigated this thread off topic, but I think I found how to make the phone not appear on the Android Device Manager / Find My Phone screen. This does not remove the Google account from the phone, just makes it not appear in the list of registered devices. On a PC / computer open Google Play > Click the gear symbol (menu) > On the E mail and My Devices screen click Edit next to the desired device > unselect the Show In Menus option > click Update. When you go back to the Android Device Manager / Find My Phone screen that device will no longer appear in the list.

    Now let's get this thread back on track and discuss the new Android 8.1 Lock Screen settings & functionality. :cool:


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    I have never removed my Google account before doing an FDR in the past, but after reading this thread it seems to be a good idea. If there are other accounts active, like Dropbox, Amazon Prime, etc, on the phone, do you remove those as well before an FDR?

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    I don't remove those and have had no problems. I started removing my Google account before a FDR about a year ago when Google changed some of the security policies about signing back into the phone after a factory reset.

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