Using a lock screen to protect your phone from unwanted access is always a good idea, as it protects your device from falling into wrong hands. Android offers a variety of options to prevent others from accessing your device such as pattern lock, password protect, and PIN etc. However, what if you’re the one who can’t access your phone? Forgetting your phone’s pattern or PIN is pretty much frustrating, as you can’t do anything apart from looking at the screen and making unsuccessful attempts to unlock it. But now you don’t need to worry. Here, we’ve come up with this useful tutorial that will guide you on how to unlock your Android phone if you forgot the Password or Pattern Lock. Let’s get started:
Unlock your Android phone if you forgot the Password or Pattern Lock
Step 1. First of all, incorrectly enter your pattern lock or password for five times. On fifth wrong attempt, you’ll get a message that you’ll have to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.
- Tap Next
- A button will appear underneath the pattern grid that says Forgot pattern? Just tap on it
Step 2. Now you’ll be prompted to choose whether you want to unlock your phone by answering the security question that you might have set when you used your device for the first time or you want to unlock it by entering you Google login details
Step 3. If you are unlocking the device by using the security question:
- Just type in the answer of the question and you are ready to go!
- Otherwise check the Google account option and click Next.
Now you’ll be prompted to enter username and password of the Google account attached to your device. Fill the details and click Sign in
Step 4. Once your security question or Google ID is verified. You’ll be offered an option to choose your new security lock. You choose from a variety of options such as PIN code, pattern or a password.
Select the security option that suits your needs and enter your new password or pattern details.
Step 5. That’s all! You’ve successfully bypassed your security lock. Now you can use your new security lock to unlock your Android phone
Apart from this, the above method to bypass Password or Pattern Lock to unlock your Android phone also works for PIN and password lock screen security. As long as you know your Google account details, it’s not so difficult to unlock your Android phone if you forgot the pattern. However, of you no longer remember your Google account details; you must try a factory reset. No doubt it may uninstall all the apps and roll back all the settings you’ve made; still, your device will be unlocked.