How to Unlock Android Phone Password Without Factory Reset

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Have you ever been locked out of your Android phone because you forgot your password? Don’t worry, there’s a way to unlock your device without having to resort to a factory reset. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of unlocking your Android phone password without losing any data.

Method 1: Using Google Account

If you have a Google account linked to your Android device, you can use it to regain access. Here’s how:

  1. Enter the wrong password multiple times: On the lock screen, enter any random password or pattern until your device prompts you with an error message.
  2. Select “Forgot Pattern” or “Forgot Password”: Tap on the option that appears after entering the wrong credentials. This will direct you to another screen.
  3. Sign in with your Google account: Enter the email address and password associated with your Google account and tap “Sign In”.
  4. Create a new lock screen: Once signed in, you’ll be prompted to create a new pattern, PIN, or password. Follow the on-screen instructions and set up a new lock screen.

Note: This method requires an active internet connection on your locked Android device for successful authentication through your Google account.

Method 2: Using Find My Device Feature

If you have enabled the “Find My Device” feature on your Android phone, you can use it to unlock your device remotely. Here’s how:

  1. Visit Find My Device website: Open any web browser on your computer or another smartphone and go to
  2. Sign in with your Google account: Make sure to sign in with the same Google account that is linked to your locked Android device.
  3. Select your locked device: If you have multiple devices linked to your Google account, choose the one you want to unlock.
  4. Click on “Lock” option: In the left sidebar, click on the “Lock” option. This will open a dialog box.
  5. Set a temporary password: Enter a new temporary password for your device and click “Lock”.
  6. Unlock your phone: Once the temporary password is set, use it to unlock your Android device. After unlocking, go to the lock screen settings and reset your lock screen credentials.

Note: This method requires that you have enabled the “Find My Device” feature on your Android phone before getting locked out.

Method 3: Using ADB (Android Debug Bridge)

If you’re familiar with ADB commands and have USB debugging enabled on your Android phone, you can use this method. Here’s how:

  1. Connect your phone to a computer: Use a USB cable to connect your locked Android device to a computer with ADB installed.
  2. Open Command Prompt or Terminal: On your computer, open Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (Mac or Linux).
  3. Type ADB command: In the Command Prompt or Terminal, type “adb shell rm /data/system/gesture.key” (without quotes) and press Enter.
  4. Restart your phone: Disconnect your phone from the computer and restart it. You should now be able to access your Android device without a password.

Note: This method requires prior setup of USB debugging on your Android phone, and ADB installed on your computer. Use this method only if you’re familiar with ADB commands.


Forgetting your Android phone password can be frustrating, but with these methods, you can regain access without performing a factory reset. Remember to always set up a backup option like a Google account or enable the “Find My Device” feature to avoid being locked out in the future.

We hope this tutorial has helped you unlock your Android phone password without losing any data. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to leave a comment below.

Android - iPhone - Mac

 © 2023 UI-Transitions

Privacy Policy