How to remotely hard reset Android phone?

If you are looking for the best way to erase remotely all content and data storage in Android device because you lost the device, then follow the instruction below to perform the Factory Reset operation without using your smartphone. 

  1. The first thing that you should do is visit android.com/find and sign in to your Google account. If your Google account has saved more than one device, then you need to click the lost device at the top of the screen and also if your lost device has more than one user profile, you need to sign in with the Google account that is remembered by main profile. 
  2.  The device that you lost will get the notification.
  3. On the presented map, you will be able to find where your device is located.
    The location may be just approximate and not accurate in 100%. If the location is unavailable to find, you will see the last available location.
  4. On the left side, you will be able to see the action that you can perform.
    • Play sound- Rings your device at full volume for 5 minutes, even if it is set to silent or vibrate.
    • Lock- Lock your device with your PIN, pattern or password. If your device hasn’t had any lock method, you will have a possibility to set one. You will be also able to add a message or phone number to the lock screen of your smartphone to help someone return your device to you. 
    • Erase all data- By using this feature, you are remotely able to delete all data stored on your phone (but may not erase SD cards). Remember, after the whole process of hard reset the Find My Device won’t work on the phone. Keep in mind that if you will find your smartphone after factory reset operation, you will need your Google Account password to activate it. 

Google Find My Device

Read also an article about tracking Android phone at the link below:
https://www.hardreset.info/articles/track-android-phone/

If you forget your Google login details, you can find how to remove FRP at the link below:
https://www.hardreset.info/FRP-Unlocker/
 

By Natalia Ligocka on Aug 13, 2019