New to T-Mobile? Switching is easy Set up your device Using the app Sprint Migration Center All get started topics Ways to pay your bill All about your bill Line permissions Your T-Mobile ID Your PIN/Passcode All account resources topics T-Mobile network In-flight texting and Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Calling International roaming Mobile Without Borders All network & roaming topics Find the right plan Netflix on Us HotSpot plans Voicemail Use Mobile HotSpot All plans support topics Tutorials Troubleshooting Unlock your device Protect your device SIM card & eSIM All device assistance topics Get T-Mobile for Business Billing and payments Manage your account Orders and shopping Account Hub registration All business support topics

The Android anti-theft feature makes it more difficult for anyone else to use or sell your Android device if you ever lose it. 

What's Android anti-theft?

With Android anti-theft enabled, your Google account ID and password will be required before anyone can reset your device. This can help you keep your device secure, even if it is in the wrong hands. You can improve your chances of recovering it, erase your device remotely, and even prevent it from reactivating without your permission. All you need to do is turn on Android anti-theft, and use the Find My Device app with your Google account ID and password.

Returns and exchanges

Returning or exchanging with Android anti-theft active will not void your warranty. Just remember to always turn off Android anti-theft and erase your device before selling or giving them away to ensure the new owner can activate and use the device normally.


Android anti-theft is fully supported by Google. Please contact Google with any questions about the service. If the Google Account ID and password are not known, use the Google Account Recovery process.

Was this helpful?