If you use an Android phone, then you might have set a pattern lock or a password lock on your device so that no one is able to access the contents on your phone. But what happens when you keep a very tough pattern or a tough password that you yourself forget about? If that’s the case, then you don’t need to worry as you can bypass Android’s pattern lock and password lock easily, if you know the Gmail ID that you use on your phone.
There are different ways to bypass your Android’s pattern lock depending on whether you know the backup PIN you created and whether you know the email account added in your phone. In this article, we are going to cover all the methods that you can use to unlock the Android lock screen. All the methods are simple and easy to use and you don’t require any advanced knowledge to do so. I tried every method in my own phone and they worked, so if you are unable to bypass the pattern or password lock and unlock the screen, then please share it with us via the comments section below. But first, let’s see how to bypass Android’s pattern lock and password lock.
Note: You can use these methods to bypass the security lock on your own phone. Please don’t do this on someone else’s phone without their consent. You will be solely responsible for the consequences of your actions.
How to Bypass Android’s Pattern Lock?
The pattern lock in Android offers medium security and at most times, it is quite easy to unlock. However, there are times when you choose a complicated pattern that not many people can guess. But, if by any chance, you forget the pattern, then here’s how you can unlock it.
- Step 1: If you forgot the exact pattern, then enter the incorrect pattern for 5 times. While entering the incorrect pattern, make sure you go through at least 4 points.
- Step 2: Once you enter the incorrect pattern 5 times in a row, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again. Click on OK to close the message.
- Step 3: You will now see 2 different options at the bottom – Forgot Password and Backup PIN. You can use either of that to unlock your Android’s pattern lock.
Unlock Using Backup PIN
When you enter the incorrect pattern for 5 times, you will see an option at the bottom that says Backup PIN. Tap on it and then enter the PIN that you created while setting the pattern lock.
Once you enter the correct Backup PIN, your device will be unlocked and you will be taken to the Lock Screen settings where you can select the lock options once again.
Unlock Using Forgot Password
If you don’t remember the Backup PIN as well, then you can use the Forgot Password option to unlock your smartphone.
Tap on the Forgot Password link and then you will be asked to login to Google Account linked with your phone. Enter the email address and password and you will successfully bypass the pattern lock. Then, you will be taken to the security settings to set up new lock screen protection.
Bypass Android’s Pattern Lock Using Android Device Manager
Now, if by any chance, you don’t know the pattern lock of your Android device and you don’t know the Backup PIN and you are facing difficulties using the Google account linked with your phone, then you can unlock the pattern lock using Google’s Android Device Manager.
You need to know the email address of the Google Account associated with your phone, otherwise you won’t be able to log in to Google’s Android Device Manager.
Step 1: Go to www.google.com/android/devicemanager and then sign in to your account using the email credentials linked to your locked phone.
Step 2: Once you are logged in, you will see a small box in the left with your device selected by default. If your device isn’t selected, then first select your phone and then click on the Lock option.
Step 3: A box will open on your screen. Enter a new temporary password and confirm it and then click on the Lock button.
Step 4: Once this process is done, you will see a confirmation message below the box in the top-left corner. This process will replace your current lock option with a PIN option.
Step 5: Now, on your locked Android device, you will see a password field with keypad instead of pattern lock. Enter the temporary password that you just created and click the OK button. Your device will now be unlocked.
Before you do anything else, go to the Lock screen settings on your phone, remove the temporary password and change it to something that you will remember.
If you are using Password lock on your Android device, then you will have to use the Google’s Android Device Manager to set up a temporary password as the Backup PIN and the Forgot Password option won’t work with it.
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That’s how you can unlock any Android device easily without having any technical knowledge. So, next time when you forgot your Android’s pattern lock or password lock, then you won’t need to panic as you know how to unlock the pattern or password easily.
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