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How to unlock an Android phone if you forgot the password

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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.


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