You shuffle through the pile of saved passwords you wrote down on paper, but can’t figure out the combo for your Android device. Maybe someone changed your pattern lock or you just can’t come to remember the combination.
1. Google’s Official Method
This is probably the easiest and fastest way to unlock your Android device if you have internet access on your phone and have a valid Google account. The method only takes a couple of seconds and you’ll be able to unlock your phone and set a new password or pattern. What this does is that it lets you sign into your Google account and reset your phone’s password through your Google login details.
Step 1. Click on the Forgot Password or Forgot Pattern option on your device’s lock screen. If you have entered the password incorrectly 5 times, then you will get a popup asking if you forgot your password. Simply use the Forgot Password option in the popup.
Step 2. Next, you’ll get an option to choose whether you want to unlock your phone through answering the security question that you might have set when you used your device for the very first time. The other option is to enter your Google login details. For logging in to your Google account, tap on Enter Google account details. For answering the security question, tap on Answer question.
Step 3. If you are using the security question, then simply type the answer of the question. If you used the Google login method, enter your Google ID and password and click on Sign in. If you don’t remember your Google login details, then you can reset your Google login details through the Google recovery page. After you are done resetting your password, you can enter your new login details for unlocking your phone.
Step 4. Once your security question answer or your Google ID is verified, you will be given an option to choose your new security lock, such as PIN code, pattern and password. Select the security option that you prefer and enter your new password or pattern. That’s it! You will now be able to use your new security password in order to unlock your phone.
Screen Lock Bypass:
This is another reliable way of unlocking your Android device if you do not remember the security password or pattern. This is a third party app that is available on the Google Play store. As the name suggests, the app basically lets you bypass your lockscreen. You might be wondering how you will be able to install and use the app if your phone is locked and not accessible. The way this works is that you will need another device such as a PC to install the app on your Android device through the Google Play website. Even though the app costs about $4.20, it is worth it if you really need to access your phone.
Step 1. Open the Google Play website on your PC and login with your Google account details. Make sure that you use the same Google account that you use on your Android device.
Step 2. Search for Screen Lock Bypass while on the Google Play website and click on the app icon. Next, click on the $4.20 Buy button in order to buy the app and install it on your device. Select your device from the list of devices registered to your account and click on the Install button. The app should now be downloaded and installed on your Android device.
Step 3. Unplug your USB charger if it is connected to your Android device and plug it back in. Connecting the charger is basically a trigger mode for Screen Lock Bypass.
Step 4. You will now get a new screen asking for activation. Simply click on the Activate button.
Step 5. Now, you’ll be taken to a new screen where you need to press the Remove Lock Password button. Your device should now be unlocked!How to Unlock Android Phone Without Internet Connection?Hard ResetThis is another method that you can use in order to unlock your Android device. However, this should only be used as a last resort as using this method will erase all the data on your phone. You should only use this method if none of the other methods are working on your device, specially if you haven’t backed up the data on your Android device. Hard reset basically formats your phone to the initial condition that it was in when you first used it. It will remove all your data, settings and information.
Step 1. Firstly, switch off your device and enter into recovery mode. Different Android devices have different methods to boot into recovery, but all of them use hardware keys. For most Android devices, you’ll need to hold several hardware keys simultaneously, such as the Home, Power, Volume and Camera keys. If you can’t get into Recovery mode using any of the hardware key combinations, then you can Google how to enter into recovery mode for your specific device.
Step 2. Once you have entered into recovery, scroll down to Wipe data/Factory reset using your Volume down key and select it using the Power key.
Step 3. Next, Scroll down to Yes – delete all user data and press the Power key on your device.Step 4The reset process might take a while and once the reset is complete, select Reboot system now using the your Power key. Your phone should now reboot and you won’t need to enter your password or pattern in order to unlock it.
How to Unlock Android Phone from Computer Without Resetting Android ADB:
This is another method that you can use in order to unlock your Android device if you don’t remember your security lock. This method should work on most Android devices and you don’t need to have an internet connection nor a Google account in order to use this. Basically, this uses Android ADB commands to remove the security lock on your Android device. You will need a PC in order to install the Android SDK and enter the commands in Command Prompt. Also, you’ll need USB Debugging enabled on your device. If you don’t have this enabled on your device, then this method won’t work.
Step 1. Download and install Android SDK on your PC. You will also need to install the specific drivers for your Android device if you don’t already have them installed on your PC.
Step 2. After installing the Android SDK and the relevant drivers, connect your Android phone to your PC using a micro USB cable.
Step 3. Next, open Command Prompt on your PC and enter the following commands. Make sure that you press the Enter key after entering each command line.cd\cd android-sdk\platform-tools\adb devicesAfter typing the last command, you should get some random numbers and alphabets. This means that your device is successfully connected. Next, enter the follow commands:adb shellcd /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databasessqlite3 settings.dbupdate system set value=0 where name=’lock_pattern_autolock’;update secure set value=0 where name=’lock_pattern_autolock’;update system set value=0 where name=’lockscreen.lockedoutpermanently’;update secure set value=0 where name=’lockscreen.lockedoutpermanently’;.quit.
Step 4. Reboot your device and you’ll be presented with a new lock screen. Don’t worry after seeing the lockscreen as your device should be fully unlocked and you can enter any pattern that you want and that will become your new lockscreen pattern.