How To Unlock/Reset a Pattern Screen Lock on an Android Smartphone

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The built-in pattern lock tool is useful for adding an extra layer of security to your Android smartphone. What happen if you forgot your pattern and want to know how to unlock android phone or tablet? Pattern lock is very important for those who have sensitive data or have personal files in their android devices. This will help you to prevent your device from unauthorised use but the trouble starts when you forget it.

This tutorial will show you how to unlock and reset your android device lock pattern if you have forgotten your lock pattern and can remember your Google/Gmail account.

How to Unlock Pattern Locks on Android Devices

Today, many android phone users use the inbuilt unlock pattern to give security to their phones. This is very easy to use but after many wrong attempts it locked permanently after that you need to enter the user id you enter in the google play store to unlock phone but there is some problem to unlock again if u stop data usage in your device so it can’t be connected with internet and then you cannot unlock phone without this trick.

Unlock pattern without Google account:

In this tutorial will show you how to unlock and reset your android device lock pattern if you have forgotten your lock pattern. Just follow these simple steps to unlock your phone and use again free of cost.

  • Just switch off you android phone and then wait for a second to switch off it.
  • Now hold this buttons all together at the same time “Volume up + Home Key + Power Button” until the phone boots (if your device doesn’t have a home button, just hold together volume up key and power key)
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  • Now a screen like DOS will come up with different options.
  • Use the volume key to move up and down then scroll down to “Restore Factory Defaults” or “Delete all User Data” depending on your device options.
  • After clicking on the settings above, now scroll down to “Reboot System Now ” and wait for your phone to reboot.
    unlock android without pattern reboot now

Important: 

  • This method deletes all your data and apps.
  • In step 2 of this method we use three keys Volume up, power and home. But in some phones home is not available so you can press Volume up and down with power button.

Here we are not going to tell you all combination of buttons for factory reset. So you can search for your specified android smartphone or tablet.

Use your Google account for unlocking

  • When you try different patterns and unable to unlock your phone in five attempts. Then a message pop-up on your screen which shows two buttons “next” and “try again”.
  • Now click on “next” button and you see two options for unlocking your phone. One is to answer the security question and the second option is to provide Google account details.
  • Most of the people don’t set a security question. But if you set it then simply answer the question and unlock your device quickly. Otherwise, check the Google account option and click “next”.
  • Now provide your Google account username and password attached to your device and click on “sign in”.
  • After that, you are directed to choose new pattern and now you can unlock with this pattern.

After following this guide tutorial, now you can access your android device as the pattern lock has been completely disabled. This is all about how to unlock android phone or tablet if you forgot the pattern. Hope this helps you in unlocking your device.

Other Screen Lock Options:

Most Android devices running at least Android OS 4.0 offer five different security options to lock your display. In addition to drawing a pattern, you can slide a finger across the screen, use facial recognition technology, or enter a PIN or password to unlock it. Device manufacturers may label options with slightly different names, but functionality should be fairly uniform across brands.

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ScienceBro

DAFUQ! What if my data is disable about that damn time when I try to sign in gmail to reset my PSW o.O
Soln??

Qaswar

in my tab i don’t have any volume button and home key i just have power key so what i have to do for that
there is too many pattern problem
my tab model is 721G
can you plz help
thanks

alexis

in my tab i don’t have any volume button and home key i just have power key so what i have to do for that
how can i reset my tab pls help me tnx

aryan

google account thtes reast password
1st forgte petrn
2nd your id and password
and data in

shubham sharma

ninja mobile patton lock

Balram

Samsung 5670
I am forget our pattern.
Plz open

RITIK KUMAR

LAVA

Alie

Please assist, hurricane flame won’t reboot. It also does not have the forgot password option

Nakul r chiary

i forgot my petern and password tried reset but that’s language is only Chinese

Chon reang

micromax bolt a67

Aman kinha

hey can it realy work . until i have not face this type of situation .

jatin

Ya u can but it format your phone

Noobie

Thanks! work great with TWM A4C..

latrell

how to unlock Motorola xt502

Anji

Did you get any solution, if yes please let me know my Moto phone also i want unlock

aryan

google account thtes reast password
1st forgte petrn
2nd your id and password
and data in
give him modal no

quantum

I have a tablets of quantum wave 70w….it has no volume button..I unlock the tablets because tables has locked due to wrong pattern…….what’s i do????

babula

i have ME tablet which is unlocked my kid by patteren method, now he forget the pattern method, how i ll unlock the patteren

Sudha

Wow…. Thanks a lot. It really worked out well.

DanishFayoon

how you do it tell me please

John

It does not unlock my micromaxa35 .

keziah

Its not working please help 🙁 android engage 7+

Prabakaran .p

It works but all datas are destroyed including phone number saved in phone memory

Muralidhar Rajan

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

You could try Droid Unlatch from Play Store, once configured, it provides multiple ways to unlock your device and prevent the factory reset.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobiorbitlabs.droidunlatch.

You could also see the video here to see, how it works:
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MY TABLET UBISLATE 7C+ LOCK PATTREN ALSO EMAIL & THAT EMAIL,PASSWORD I HAVE FORGOT….PLS HELP ME

Vipul

It’s really work for me
Thank you

saurav jha

I want to unlock my micromax bolt please

Ravi

This is just a normal process and YES, you cannot access if you do not have internet enabled through Email recovery process. And next is, if you reset the whole handset, your data is gone forever. So, I’ve given a way to reset the passcode without loosing any data. And also, for future safety, always enable debugging settings on your phone before you encounter such issues. Link-> http://bit.ly/1D8RPqf Also, what if you delete your files accidentally? There’s an app to store all the dump files and through that you can recover any file you want. Check the link above for… Read more »

tom pou ch

i can’t unlock my spice 498 coz i have forgotten my pattern. How do i unlock it

tom

i can’t unlock my spice 498 coz i have forgotten my pattern. when i try the instruction given on the internet i can’t find restore or delete…How do i unlock it?

javed

my mobil is lock molil swipe konnect 4e version v2

tom

i have forgotten my pattern and my phone its spice mi 498. when i try the instruction given on the internet i can’t find restore or delete…How do i unlock it? can somebody please help me…

exia

i already pass the step two. but when i choose reboot system by pressing power button it happen nothing. the password still have.

ganesh

how to hard recet micromax a 110
After i enter in to recovery mode my
phone shows following options
[VOLUME_UP to select. VOLUME_DOWN is
OK]
[Recovery Mode] [Fastboot Mode] <<== [Normal Boot]
please give me correct information
my mobie is rooted,and i have forget its
lock pattern,please help me

Ravi

Dear ganesh…….. use Android launguage tool…………….. or use shuame for rooted mobile phone

Jaaypee

Can anyone help me? I have Chinese make NEWSMY T72 tab and it’s now pattern locked and not able to log in with google ID too. Pls help me how to hard reset it.

PANKAJ

I have a tablets of quantum wave 70w….it has no volume button..I unlock the tablets because tables has locked due to wrong pattern…….what’s i do????

Doris

Thank u so much for the kind help.. my phone s working now…

oriyomi

What of I the phone is loCk with too many pattern and how will someone unlock it

Muralidhar Rajan

You could try Droid Unlatch from Play Store, once configured, it provides multiple ways to unlock your device and prevent the factory reset.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobiorbitlabs.droidunlatch.

You could also see the video here to see, how it works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=464FNgAt-K4

ayokunle

There is no default settings on my phone any other means, despite all the guides line given above.

churchill

my phone pattern is forgotten and my account is not recognized can somebody help me

same here ^^ what should I do?

Rudradip Achrjee

Thanx a lot sir…..

Your post is Very informative. I have benefited from your nice post. So I like your mobile hard reset tips.

thank you very much

dozeslam

nice let me tr
y

Nice article bro,I have tried Power+volume up and volume down keys nothing working for videocon tablet.Can u suggest me some software which can unlock the pattern lock easily.TIA.

Abhi

Thanks bud

I would love to see a option where the phone verifies that we have the correct credentials for the gmail account that has been signed in into the phone without the necessity of getting connected to the internet and resetting the password or disabling the security.

sumit kumar

I have an Asus memopad 7 . How to unlock it if there is no internet and without resetting the data..

john

I’m having trouble with my 7 inch galaxy tab4, I turned my tablet off and wen I turned it back on, I was pressing the power button and the home button together, and wen my tablet came on the lock screen had changed from pattern to password, but I forgot the password, how can I change it back to pattern? Plz help

sonjineke gonzalez

I have a flashed galaxy s3. my friends changed my password as a joke an they don’t remember it. I 200 incorrect passwords and it still will not allow me the option to enter my gmail or anything it jujst keeps telling me to try again in 30 secs. I need my texts for a pending court case so I really cant afford to lose my data just to unlock my device. is there any other way I can unlock my phone without losing my data?

soniya

can you please help me out with my phone salora e5 ;-(

Hi dear suniyasuniya what problem

Rashid Hussain

nice broo thank u very much

shubham

thanks…

Rasul

My phone’s recovery mode doesn’t work! It shows android with warning sign next to it 🙁

nashi

thnx szo much

innocent

it not work on my fake samsung android so what can i do

babscoal 1

My andriod itel volume botten does work and I want to restore my phone cos I forget the pattern and I have no google account what should I do pls

i cant unlock my motorola cos i forgot my gmail accont and thats the only way in plz help me i’m in need of help plz

siyanda

I forgot my phone pattern and my account is not recognized, what if my data is disable about that time when I try to sign in my account.

Tadeesha

Thank you so much for the help 😀

Nihal

GreAt…..!!!!!!

Nihal

GreAt…..!!!!!!
But thiefs Can used this method

Hassan kamara

Please help me I forget my pattern unlock on my android Ly8s

Tanisha

thanku very much

Yuba

That’s a good one, i really like it.

Yuba

Wow! Is real

Fizzible

Tnx man, am realy truly grateful…

My android was locked with security,password and pin code.Please help me how to unlocked my android by sending the code to my contacts.

Ramkumar

lot of thanks 2 u, my android phone (ZTE N919D (MTSmBlaze) Jelly bean 4.1.2,) had pattern locked, asking google account, but ur tips helpful to me, my lock is open, without internet.

Shivangi Dixit

Its useful for me … Thanks