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How To Safely Remove Forgotten Pattern Lock On All Android Phones

Remove Forgotten Android Pattern Lock Code

Setting a restriction or a barrier against unwanted people from accessing sensitive data and files is a common practice among phone users, but what happen if you forgot your password? This is where the problem lies - recovering a forgotten password is not as easy as enabling it.

Today, we'll be sharing how Android users can easily unlock or bypass a forgotten pattern lock on their Android phone. We will be providing two methods below depending on the situation.

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First Method

1.) Using Google Account: Drawing the wrong unlock pattern five times (or ten times on some device) will permanently lock your Android phone, but an option will be provided at the bottom of the screen that stated "Next" or "Try again". Click the next button and you'll be given two options.

  • Answer your security question: Most people don't set a security question, if you are among them then proceed to the option 2. But if you do, provide your security answer in the type box, you'll be asked to choose a new unlock pattern and your phone will be unlock.
  • Provide your Google Account details: All Android users are required to login their Google Account when turning on their new Android phone for the first time, but there are some people who usually ignore this. If you are among them, proceed to the Second Method. But if you are not, fill in your Google email address and password in the input box and click the next button, you'll be required to set a new pattern lock and your phone will be unlock after that.

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Second Method

2.) Factory Reset: There is no way to access factory reset under phone settings without first providing your pattern lock. The first method is more preferable because you won't lost your files and data, but the second method which we are about to share will wipe away everything on your phone (excluding data on external storage).

This is a hard choice, but if you have problem providing your Google login details or answering your security question then you have no choice.

To factory reset your Android phone first turn it off and remove the battery, and then put it back. For some phones, pressing the "volume down" and "power" buttons simultaneously will boot the phone into bootloader, while other phones required the "volume up" and "power" buttons to be simultaneously pressed and hold for 10 seconds.

When in bootloader menu, scroll through the menu using the volume up and down button, stop at "factory reset", then you use the power button to click on it. It'll ask for confirmation, use the volume button once again to highlight "yes" and then select using the "power" button. The process will start, after few minutes your phone will reboot and the pattern lock will be remove.

Please Note: If your phone is China-made (made in China), the bootloader menus are likely to be written in Chinese. In this scenario, it will be difficult to know which of the options is "reset", just try them one by one.

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