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How to unlock android phone if forgot PIN / Pattern / Password

Forgot pattern lock or password of your android phone or tablet devices. To protect our device against unknown user, set fingerprint lock or PIN. But if you forgot PIN / Pattern lock / Password then you can’t unlock android phone or tablet. And not operate your device. If you can’t unlock your android phone or tablet, set up new screen pattern or PIN using Google account.

Also try different ways such as reset your android device, unlock android device using Android device manager and use android recovery mode or wipe cache partition to hard reset and set new PIN if forgot. Try below given troubleshooting steps to unlock android phone if forgot PIN / Pattern lock.


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Forgot lock screen Pattern, PIN or Password? Here’s how to unlock android phone or tablet  

Method 1: Unlock android phone if forgot PIN or Password

Step 1: Open Android device manager on your device

Step 2: Sign in your Google account, you can see the below screen on your PC or laptop.

Tap on lock in android device manager

Step 3: Tap on “Lock” icon

You can show below screen.

unlock android phone

Step 4: Enter new password and again enter password to confirm

Now you current lock screen pattern will be replaced with a new password you enter. You can also add message and mobile number (both are optional) if show on your lock screen.

Step 5: Tap on “Lock

Locked by android device manager

You can see this message on your phone: Your phone locked by android device manager. Now you can change this password or PIN using security settings on your android nougat 7.0 and marshmallow device.

Method 2: Forgot android phone lock screen pattern / Reset pattern lock on android 4.4 or lower

Step 1: When you draw 5 times incorrect pattern on your android device, you can see “Forgot pattern” in phone screen.

Step 2: Select “Forgot pattern

Step 3: Sign in your Google account which used in your android device.

After log in Google account, the pattern will be unlocked.

Step 4: Reset your phone screen lock if change it

Method 3: Forgot lock screen password Samsung device, unlock using “Find my mobile tool”

Step 1: Click here to open Samsung find my mobile

Step 2: Sign in or create a new Samsung account

After registered your phone, you can view your phone number left hand side bar in find my mobile.

Step 3: Tap on “Unlock my screen

Step 4: Select “Unlock” and wait until process finish

Step 5: You can see notification of “The screen is unlocked. Set up screen lock on the device

Method 4: Factory reset your android device to recover forgot android password

Before reset your android phone, backup your phone data.

Reset your android phone 7.0 to unlock PIN

Settings > Personal > Backup & reset > Factory data reset > reset phone > Erase everything

That’all. I hope above given ways solve your issue of unlock android phone if forgot PIN / Pattern. Did you find above steps helpful? Let us know on below comment box. If you have known other easy trick to recover forgot android password then please share with us.

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