If you want to delete the Google account from a KEY2 either to sell your terminal, give it to a relative or friend, recycle it or if you have decided to switch to another Google account, you can do so by following the steps indicated continuation.
When delete the Google account from KEY2 we deactivate the FRP (Factory Reset Protection) of the operating system Android 8.1 (Oreo), this is a protection that links the BlackBerry KEY2 to a Google account so that when it is rebooted or blocked due to loss or theft, ask for the Google account username and password.
Estimated time: 5 minutes.
1- First step:
To delete the Google account go to the settings of your BlackBerry, it is the icon of the gear wheel, the settings icon should be on the home screen or in the phone menu, you can access the main menu by dragging your finger from the bottom to the top of the screen.
2- Second step:
We go down through the settings of the KEY2 and look for the section called “Accounts”, click to access this section.
3- Third step:
All accounts linked to this BlackBerry KEY2 will appear, including in addition to Google accounts the rest of social media accounts such as Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, etc. Click on the account you want to unlink from this device.
4- Fourth step:
The data linked from this Google account (or the one you have selected) to the BlackBerry KEY2 will appear. Press “Remove account” to continue.
5- Fifth step:
A confirmation message will appear to avoid removing an account from the BlackBerry KEY2 by mistake, click on “Remove account” again to confirm. All data on this account will be deleted from the device.
After you delete the account, you may want to reset the KEY2 to its factory state and thus eliminate all data from the BlackBerry, to do this from “Settings” click on “System”, then “Reset settings”, then “Factory data reset” and finally “Delete all”.
This is the method for unlink Google account from BlackBerry KEY2 and erase all your data from the system settings.
Another more drastic method to erase the Google account in a BlackBerry KEY2 would be doing a hard reset or factory reset. It is a drastic method because in addition to deleting the Google account it resets the BlackBerry to its factory state and has to re-optimize all applications which takes more time than a simple deletion of Google account.
About the device:
BlackBerry KEY2 is a device with a size of 151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm (5.96 x 2.83 x 0.33 in), a weight of 168 grams, a screen size of 4.5 inches, 60.0 cm2 (~55.2% screen-to-body ratio) and a screen resolution of 1080 x 1620 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~434 ppi density).
It has a processor Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260), a graphics card Adreno 512, a RAM memory 6 GB and an internal memory of 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM.
The BlackBerry KEY2 comes from the factory with the Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system.