How to Unlock a Locked Android Phone

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Are you locked out of your Android phone and desperately trying to regain access to your device? Don’t fret!

In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of unlocking a locked Android phone. Whether you’ve forgotten your password, pattern, or PIN, we’ve got you covered.

Method 1: Using Google Account

If you have associated your Android phone with a Google account, you can use this method to unlock your device. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Enter the wrong password, pattern or PIN multiple times until you see the option to enter your Google account details.
  2. Tap on “Forgot Pattern/Password/PIN?”
  3. Enter your Google account credentials (email address and password) that are linked to your locked Android phone.
  4. Create a new password, pattern or PIN for your device when prompted.

If successful, your Android phone should now be unlocked and ready for use. However, if this method doesn’t work for you, don’t worry! We have another method that might do the trick.

Method 2: Factory Reset

If you don’t have a Google account linked to your Android phone or if the previous method didn’t work, performing a factory reset is an effective solution. Please note that performing a factory reset will erase all data on your device.

Make sure to back up any important files before proceeding. Here’s how:

  1. Power off your device.
  2. Boot into Recovery Mode. The key combination may vary depending on your phone model. Common combinations include pressing and holding the Volume Up + Power buttons or Volume Down + Power buttons simultaneously.
  3. Navigate to the “Wipe data/factory reset” option using your device’s volume keys, and select it by pressing the power button.
  4. Confirm the factory reset by selecting “Yes” when prompted.
  5. Wait for the process to complete, and then select “Reboot system now” to restart your device.

Your Android phone should now be unlocked, and you can set it up as a new device. Remember to restore any backed-up data if necessary.

Method 3: Third-Party Software

If both of the previous methods fail or if you prefer a more advanced approach, you can try using third-party software specifically designed for unlocking Android devices. There are various tools available online that claim to unlock locked Android phones. However, exercise caution when using such software and ensure you download it from trusted sources.


In this tutorial, we explored three different methods to unlock a locked Android phone. We first attempted to use a Google account associated with the device, followed by performing a factory reset if necessary. Lastly, we discussed the option of using third-party software for advanced users.

Remember that unlocking a locked Android phone may result in data loss or voiding your warranty. It’s always recommended to reach out to your device manufacturer or service provider for assistance before attempting any of these methods.

We hope this guide was helpful in regaining access to your locked Android phone!

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