How to Unlock Android Phone Pattern Lock if Forgotten

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Have you ever forgotten the pattern lock on your Android phone and found yourself unable to access your device? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to unlock your Android phone pattern lock if you have forgotten it.

Method 1: Using Google Account

If you have associated a Google account with your Android device, you can use it to unlock your phone. Here’s how:

  1. Enter the wrong pattern multiple times: On the lock screen, attempt to unlock your phone by entering the pattern incorrectly multiple times. After a few attempts, you will see a message stating that you have entered the wrong pattern too many times.
  2. Select “Forgot Pattern? “: Tap on the “Forgot Pattern?”

    option below the incorrect pattern input.

  3. Authenticate with Google account: You will be prompted to enter your Google account credentials. Provide the email address and password associated with your Google account.
  4. Create new pattern: Once authenticated, you will be asked to create a new pattern for unlocking your device. Choose a new pattern that you’ll remember but others won’t easily guess.

Method 2: Using Android Device Manager

If Method 1 doesn’t work for you or if you haven’t associated a Google account with your device, don’t worry! You can still use Android Device Manager to unlock your Android phone. Follow these steps:

  1. Visit Android Device Manager website: Open any web browser on your computer and go to https://www.google.com/android/find. Sign in using the same Google account that is linked to your locked phone.
  2. Select your device: Once signed in, you will see a list of devices associated with your Google account. Choose the locked Android device.
  3. Choose “Lock” option: On the next screen, click on the “Lock” option.

    This will prompt you to enter a new password for your device.

  4. Set a temporary password: Enter a temporary password and click on the “Lock” button. This temporary password will replace the pattern lock on your device.
  5. Unlock with temporary password: Grab your locked Android phone and enter the temporary password you just set. Once unlocked, go to Settings and disable the temporary password.

Method 3: Factory Reset

If both of the above methods fail or if you don’t mind losing all data on your phone, you can perform a factory reset. Please note that this will erase all data including apps, contacts, photos, and files from your device. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Power off your Android phone: Press and hold the power button until you see the power options. Select “Power Off” to turn off your device.
  2. Enter recovery mode: Different Android devices have different key combinations to enter recovery mode. Common key combinations include holding Volume Up + Power buttons or Volume Down + Power buttons simultaneously until the recovery mode screen appears.
  3. Navigate to factory reset option: Use the volume buttons to navigate through the menu options in recovery mode.

    Look for an option like “Wipe data/factory reset” or “Factory data reset” and select it using the power button.

  4. Confirm the reset: You will be asked to confirm the factory reset. Select “Yes” or “Confirm” to proceed.
  5. Wait for the reset to complete: The factory reset process may take a few minutes. Once completed, your device will reboot and you can set it up as new.

Remember, it’s always a good practice to regularly backup your Android device to avoid data loss in situations like these. We hope this tutorial helped you unlock your Android phone pattern lock. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask in the comments below!

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