how to unlock android phone

Forgot your Android phone’s password or pattern? Don’t worry, you can easily unlock it. Whether you have a Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, LG Optimus, or HTC, there are simple steps to get your phone back to normal. You can use apps, reset it to factory settings, or even call the phone itself to unlock it. We’ll describe these techniques in simple steps that are easy to follow.

If you’ve forgotten the pattern, PIN, or password that blocks your Android device, you might think you’re out of luck and locked forever.

There are several ways to unlock a locked Android smartphone or tablet, but unfortunately, there is nothing as simple as the Password Cracker USB sticks that you can get for Windows.

how to unlock an Android phone without a password

Method 1: Use the Find My Device by Google

The most suitable option for finding lost Android phones and tablets is an integrated service called Find My Device.

You can also unlock your Android phone using Find My Device. go to find my device and log in with your email and password. after that click on “erase device” to erase your phone and unlock it.

Please note that using this feature will result in all the data on your device being wiped out, so use it with caution.

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After clicking the “erase device” button, you will be asked to enter your login details again. log in then click on “erase my device”. you are done .

Method 2: Use SmartThings Find by Samsung

If you have a Samsung device, a similar service called “SmartThings Find” should be the first thing you try.

Once you’re signed in to your Samsung account, click the “Lock” button on the right side top of the screen.

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Click on the “Lock” option then set a new pin lock.

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Method 3: Use the Forgotten Pattern lock feature

If your device is running Android 4.4 or lower, try using the Forgot pattern lock feature.

Step 1 – After entering an incorrect password five times, you will be directed to a screen that prompts you to reset your pattern.

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Step 2 – On the bottom corner of the screen, tap on “Forgotten pattern” and sign in with your Google username/email and password that is linked to your locked phone.

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Step 3 – Follow the on-screen instructions to create a new pattern or select “None” if you don’t want a pattern anymore.

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Method 4: Perform a Factory Reset

If you care more about getting into your phone than keeping stored data, a factory reset should work in many scenarios.

The process depends on your device type, but most phones should turn off the device completely.

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Turn off the phone. Press and hold the power button and tap the volume up button once. Your phone should then go into recovery mode.

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If it’s a recent phone, you’ll be asked to sign in with the Google Account and password previously used on the device before it was reset.Tap on the ‘Wipe data/Factory reset’ option. This will erase all data on your phone and restore it to its original settings, allowing you to unlock it.

Method 5: Use ADB to Delete the Password File

This next option works only if you have previously enabled USB debugging on your phone, and even then it only works if you allow the computer you use to connect through ADB. You are wondering what is adb or how to install it? check this article.

Start by connecting your phone to your computer with a USB data cable, and then open a Command Prompt window in your ADB installation directory.

  • adb shell rm /data/system/gesture.key
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Next, restart your phone, and the screen with the locked lock should be gone so you can access your phone.

Method 6: Start Safe Mode to bypass the third-party lock screen

If the lock screen you want to bypass is a third-party app, not the lock screen, booting into safe mode is the easiest way to get around it.

For most phones, you can boot to safe mode by invoking the power menu from the lock screen and then long-pressing the Power Off option.

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From here, simply delete or uninstall the data on the third-party lock screen app, and then restart your phone to exit Safe Mode.

Method 7: Crash the UI of the Lock Screen

If your device is encrypted and runs Android 5.0-5.1.1, there is a way to bypass the password lock screen.

First, tap the “Emergency Call” option on your lock screen and then enter 10 asterisks via the dialer interface.

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Next, go back to the lock screen and open the camera shortcut.Then swipe off the Notification bar > tap Settings.

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It will prompt you to enter the password. Type asterisks repeatedly until the phone’s screen UI crashes, and gain access to your device.

Which method worked for you? let me know in the comments

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