Anti-theft: HTC Desire 530

Learn how to use anti-theft on the HTC Desire 530. The HTC Desire 530 has Android anti-theft as an always on feature and may affect how you are able to master reset the device.



Turn on/off anti-theft


Factory reset protection is automatically enabled if both of the following are true:

  • At least one Google account is set up on the device
  • The device has a screen lock (password, PIN, or lock pattern) enabled


Once a screen lock and a Google account have been set up, the device is automatically protected against unauthorized factory reset. The reset protection features will be disabled if the Google account is removed from the device or the screen lock is disabled.