How to Bypass Face Recognition on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Modern smartphones are equipped with advanced security features to protect your personal data. One such feature is face recognition, which allows you to unlock your Android device by simply looking at it.

However, there may be situations where you need to bypass this security measure. In this tutorial, we will explore different methods to bypass face recognition on Android.

Method 1: Using PIN/Pattern/Password

If you have forgotten your face or if it’s not working properly, you can use an alternative security method like PIN, pattern, or password to unlock your Android device.


  • On the lock screen, click on the “Forgot pattern” or “Forgot password” option.
  • Enter your Google account credentials if prompted.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to set a new PIN, pattern, or password for your device.

Method 2: Clearing Face Recognition Data

If you want to completely remove face recognition from your Android device, you can do so by clearing the face recognition data.


  • Go to the “Settings” app on your Android device.
  • Select “Security & location” or “Biometrics & security”, depending on your device model.
  • Select “Face recognition” or “Face unlock”.
  • Enter your PIN, pattern, or password if prompted.
  • Select “Remove face data” or similar option.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process of removing face recognition data from your device.

Method 3: Using ADB (Android Debug Bridge)

If you are an advanced user and have enabled USB debugging on your Android device, you can use ADB to bypass face recognition.


  • A computer with ADB installed
  • A USB cable to connect your Android device to the computer


  1. Connect your Android device to the computer using a USB cable.
  2. Open a command prompt or terminal window on your computer.
  3. Type the following command and press Enter: adb shell
  4. Type the following command and press Enter: rm -r /data/system/locksettings.db
  5. Type the following command and press Enter: reboot

Please note that using ADB requires technical knowledge and should be done with caution. Improper usage of ADB commands can lead to data loss or other issues with your Android device.


Bypassing face recognition on Android can be useful in certain circumstances. Whether you have forgotten your face or face recognition is not working properly, these methods give you alternative ways to unlock your device. Remember to consider the security implications before bypassing any security measure on your Android device.

Stay informed and stay safe!

Note: The methods mentioned in this article are intended for educational purposes only. Bypassing security measures without proper authorization may violate applicable laws and regulations.

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