[Solved] Sign In with a Google Account That Was Previously Synced

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A client wrote us an inquiry with the caption, “How do I get past the “sign in with a Google account that was previously synced” notification on my Android phone? and it read thus:

“The device was wiped automatically. However, after the factory reset, I’ve been trying to get past the Google Account Verification screen but it kept showing the error notification “Sign in with a Google account that was previously synced on this device”. Please, how do I get past this error notification?”

Part 1. Why Are You Getting The Error Message?

We investigated the complaint above, and found out that the device owner may be the error message sign in with a Google account that was previously synced on this devicedue to the following reasons:

This error may also be coming up because you haven’t disabled Lost Mode from your Google account. Log on to your Android device manager and remove the device from Lost Mode.

The Error is coming due to Factory Reset Protection (FRP) lock that was enabled on your device when you first added a Google account to your device during setup.

If you’re getting this error notification on a secondhand Android phone, then the device is still linked to the previous owner’s Google account.

We investigated the complaint above, and found out that the device owner may be the error message “sign in with a Google account that was previously synced on this device” due to the following reasons:

Part 2. The Best Solution to Bypass This Error Message

“Sign in with a Google account that was previously synced on this device” issue doesn’t have too many solutions, which is also true for Google account (FRP) lock. However, there is a permanent and complete solution for bypassing any Google account verification error or Factory Reset Protection (FRP) lock on Android phones called iMyFone LockWiper (Android). This tool is also potent in bypassing FRP lock even when the Android device is still linked to the previous owner’s Google account.

Therefore, iMyFone LockWiper (Android) is the tool for removing all types of Android locks such as Google account Verification (FRP) lock and Android lock screen without a password. This tool supports all models of Android devices such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Huawei, etc.

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Key Features of iMyFone LockWiper (Android)

  • Exists as the No. 1 solution for fixing “sign in with a Google account that was previously synced on this device” issue.

  • Permanently removes Factory Reset Protection (FRP) from Android devices.

  • Once FRP is removed, you’ll have complete your device and enjoy all the features and functionalities of your phone or tablet.

  • After fixing the issue, you can add any Google account to the device or create a new one.

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Steps to fix “sign in with a Google account that was previously synced on this device” issue using LockWiper (Android)

Follow these steps to use LockWiper (Android) after downloading, installing and launching iMyFone LockWiper (Android) on your Windows PC or macOS computer.

Step 1: From the Home interface, select “Remove Google Lock (FRP)” mode. Then, connect your phone to the computer.

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Step 2: Choose the appropriate device’s information and continue with the onscreen guide.

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Step 3: When prompted, download the data package for your Android phone and follow the onscreen guide to set it up.

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Step 4: Download and prepare the firmware package for your phone. 

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Step 5: Now, the program starts to unlock your device.

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Step 6: After the unlock, you won’t see the error notification again, and you can proceed with setup.

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To fix “sign in with a Google account that was previously synced on this device” issue using LockWiper (Android) is easy. If you need a detailed guide to fully use the program, check here to get the latest guide.

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Why can iMyFone LockWiper (Android) solve this Error?

The “sign in with a Google account that was previously synced on this device” issue is a peculiar one, and no other method is known to solve this issue. Most of the posts you will see online would ask you to return the device to the manufacturer not minding whether you bought it as a secondhand device or it was gifted to you.

Therefore, iMyFone LockWiper (Android) is better than every other FRP bypass solution because it solves other Android device issues like the one above which these methods can’t solve.

Part 3. How Could You Avoid Such Error?

If you don’t want to experience the “sign in with a Google account that was previously synced on this device” issue in the nearest future, then do the following:

  1. Remove all the Google accounts associated (linked) to your device.

  2. Set your lock screen security to none or swipe.


However, we advise that you continue using FRP and lock screen locks on your Android device due to security reasons. Since you now have iMyFone LockWiper (Android) , you can easily manage any issues that would come from FRP lock or screen locks in the future.

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By  Alan Mendes , to Google FRP Unlock

Posted on Sep 02, 2019  ( Updated: Sep 02, 2019 )

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