Samsung Reactivation Lock

Last modified : Feb 21. 2019

Samsung Reactivation Lock is a function designed to protect your device if it is lost or stolen. The Reactivation Lock will keep the device from being used unless the appropriate Samsung Account Credentials are entered after a Factory Data Reset. 


It's important to remove your Samsung Account from a Samsung phone or tablet that you're giving to someone else to use. Not only will it retain your information as long as you're logged in, the Samsung Account will lock anyone out without your Samsung Account email address and password.


To check whether your device has Reactivation Lock enabled:

1 Open the Settings app
2 Open the Lock Screen and Security settings
3 Select Find My Mobile
4 Use the switch next to Reactivation Lock to enable (blue) or disable (grey) the lock.

You'll only be able to switch Reactivation Lock on when there is an active Samsung Account added to the device.

Samsung Reactivation Lock is available on Samsung devices running Android OS and older. Google Factory Reset Protection is available for devices running Android OS 5.1 or higher.

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