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I am concerned about security on an old phone that I have given away, after resetting it. Smart lock won't make any difference, as it only applies to my home location.

  • Please elaborate on your concerns, Are you worried that your Google Account will still be linked to that device ? .. If so, you can remove the device from your Google account prior to factory reset with this link myaccount.google.com/security-checkup and for recent device removal have a look here support.google.com/accounts/answer/… ... if none of these help then look at this for all linked devices support.google.com/googlehome/answer/7552681?hl=en – Gadget Guru Apr 19 '18 at 6:47
  • Thank you very much, Zillinium, for your helpful advice. I used the first link to remove the device from my Google account, although I no longer have the phone, and also removed permissions given to apps I had previously uninstalled on my present phone that I had believed to be reversed when they were uninstalled. – Googler Apr 19 '18 at 7:39
  • @Zillinium Please don't post answers as comments. – Dan Hulme Apr 19 '18 at 13:36
  • I wasn't sure if this would answer the question so it's purpose was purely a comment, I'll repost it. – Gadget Guru Apr 20 '18 at 0:28
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You can remove the device from your Google account prior to factory reset with this link Google's Security Checkup Page and for recent device removal have a look here Google's Recent Devices Page ... if none of these help then look at this for all linked devices Google's Support for Linked Devices

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