So, I just had a terrible few hours. My son, who is 17, and I had the same model of phone (LG-v30) but he got a new iPhone for xmas and I wanted to repurpose his phone into a remote for our entertainment center.
He forgot his phone password, so I tell him to figure it out. He goes into his computer with his gmail account and goes to the website google.com/android and it gives him the option of erasing all the data so he does it.
The problem is, it doesn’t wipe his phone, it wipes mine.
Let me tell you, getting your phone wiped while it is literally sitting inches from my left hand with no verification or anything else from google, is a fucked up way that google is doing this.
When I finally got off the phone with ATT (Google has no phone numbers), and had my phone functional again (with no ability to restore any data - lost all my contacts, all my text messages) I asked how can I prevent this from happening and the ATT person said she doesn’t know.
How in the heck did my phone ever get associated with my son? Is it because he logged into it once a few years ago? I’m seriously trying to figure this out and no amount of google-fu is bringing up anything remotely close to what happened to me.
I would think that many families have the same model of phone and this has happened before, but no one is talking about it, at least with words that I’m searching for.
Ugh. Sorry for venting.