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Jacob2575
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My three year old has managed to pull a factory reset on my phone three times. Not a huge deal but a bit of a pain. Is there a way to lock this? It seems strange that it wouldn't require more confirmation to do this.

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Snn5
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Use a PIN, pattern, or other screenlock security measure.  It's rather difficult to do a reset without the proper button combinations with the phone off.  O course, if there is a security measure and it is entered incorrectly x number times, Androids erase themselves.

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Snn5
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Use a PIN, pattern, or other screenlock security measure.  It's rather difficult to do a reset without the proper button combinations with the phone off.  O course, if there is a security measure and it is entered incorrectly x number times, Androids erase themselves.

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Jacob2575
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I use a screen lock but what happens is he will be playing a game and somehow get down the rabbit hole of menus to the factory reset and at that point there is nothing stopping him other than clicking yes. Is there a way to add a pin or other lock at this stage?

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Snn5
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I would suggest the Guest Mode, but I don't believe that the Mini has that feature.  Outside of those other option, which don't matter if the kid is using it at the time, a careful eye is all I can think of.

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Jacob2575
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Copy that. I kinda figured that was going to be the case. Thanks anyhow.

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Snn5
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However, if you get into another device one day, KitKat and up Android OS versions have Guest Mode, at least LG does on 4.4.2 and up through Lollipop 5.0.2 at least.

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Jacob2575
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Thanks, that is going to be a feature I was going to look for on my next device.