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How to unlock an Android phone if you forgot the password

ByMatthieu Andre 2018-04-24 106810

Forgotten Android phone password? How to unlock Android phone? If your phone's OS is developed based on Android, like Samsung Galaxy A60 and A40s, Xiaomi mi 9, Huawei P30 pro, etc. Don't worry, here are three solutions to unlock the Android device screen.

Most smartphones on GearBest come with the lock feature of fingerprint or password to protect all your personal information. While forgetting the passwords is a terrible thing, but in fact, you have 3 easy ways to solve it.  

1. Unlock Android phone with Gmail Account (keep all data)
2. Factory reset: erase all the phone data
3. Use software to unlock Android phone (keep all data)

Unlock Android 4.4 or lower phone with Gmail Account

If you forget the unlock password of your phone, you can first try unlocking it with your Gmail Account just like the following steps: 

Step 1. Enter wrong password or draw wrong unlock pattern 5 times, the screen will be locked (like the picture below).Click on "Forgot pattern" or "Forgot password" (some phones will display "Forgot password") at the bottom of the lock screen.

Step 2. It will prompt you to add you Google account username and password, enter your Google Account username and password. If you are using mobile phone with Android 5.0 or above OS, the Google account interface won't pop up, it will suggest you to erase all date on the phone.

Step 3. Click "Sign In", choose a new password and unlock your device.


Unlock Android phone with Gmail account


Note: This solution is available on Android 4.4 or lower, it can keep your phone data. So if you are using Android 5.0 or above you need to perform a factory reset.

Recovery mode: Perform a factory reset to delete phone lock password

If the solution 1 doesn't work, you can restore your phone back to the factory settings:

Step 1.  Power off your device and remove your memory card, hold the volume down key and the power / lock button simultaneously for a few seconds. Then enter the recovery mode.

Step 2.  Scroll to "wipe data/factory reset" by using the volume keys. Use the power / lock button to select "Yes, delete all user data" on the device.

Step 3.  Reboot system, then the Android phone lock password has been deleted, and you will see an unlock phone, you can do the settings and set another password, pin or pattern for you lock screen.


unlock Android phone via factory reset


And here is a video guide tell you how to reset an Android phone:


Note: All the data in your phone will be wiped after resetting.

Use Android screen lock software to remove phone's screen lock

If you don't have a Google Account and want to keep all data on the phone, then we recommend you to use Android Data Recovery instead. There is a password removal tool embedded into the program and you can easily remove the phone's screen lock password.

Follow steps below to remove phone's screen lock password from Android Phone:

Step 1. Download the Best Android Data Recovery Software, open the program and click "Unlock" from the main window.

Step 2. Connect your phone to computer with USB cable for Android phone, Please enable USB debugging on your Android device. Click "start" to remove the screen lock from your device.

connect your phone to computer

Step 3. Follow the instructions displayed on the window to boot your phone into download mode:

●  Power off the Android phone

● Press and hold the volume down + Home button + power button.

● Press the volume up to enter download mode

follow the instructions

Step 4. Click "start" button to download Android phone recovery package, it helps you to recovery the phone data.

click start button

Step 5. Android Data Recovery starts to analyze your device and remove the phone's screen lock password. This solution is safe and secure and all your data will be protected.

remove password completed

Which type of solutions above would be considered secure?

Overall, don't panic if you forget your Android phone password. Using Gmail account (Android 4.4 or lower version), restoring the factory settings or using Android Data Recovery sofware are the best solutions to unlock your Android phone. In fact, these solutions not only suit for Android phones, they can be applied to unlock other Android devices password.

Finally, you should learn a lesson from the troublesome Android phone password issues, such as:   

● Remember your Android phone password if you set up a new one (strong password preferred).

● Keep a copy of your Gmail Account. (the easiest mail address to remember).

Has this post solved your problem? If you have any problems related to passwords, you can also refer to other articles below:

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