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How to unlock an Android phone if you forgot the password

How to unlock an Android phone if you forgot the password

By  Matthieu Andre 2018-04-24 43492 2

Forgotten Android phone password? How to unlock Android phone? If your phone's OS is developed based on Android, like Samsung, Xiaomi mi Phone, Huawei HONOR,etc. Don't worry, here is how you can do it on our tutorial.

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 your 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. Click on "Forgot pattern" at the bottom of the lock screen.

Step 2. Enter your Google Account username and password.

Step 3. Click "Sign In".

Step 4. Choose a new password and unlock your device.

Note: The screen will be locked after 5 incorrect attempts.


forgot pattern to sign in

2. Perform a factory reset to delete phone lock password

If the solution 1 doesn't work, you need then to restore the factory settings:

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


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

Step 2.  Go to "wipe data/factory reset" by using the volume down key. Select "Yes, delete all user data" on the device.

Step 3.  Reboot system, the phone lock password has been deleted, and you will see an unlock phone.


wipe data factory reset

And there is a video showing you the easy steps:

3. Use Android Data Recovery 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 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 Data.

connect your phone to computer

Step 3. Follow the instructions displayed on the window. 

follow the instructions

Step 4. Click start button.

click start button

Step 5. Android Data Recovery starts to analyze your device and remove the phone's screen lock password.

remove password completed

Which type of solutions above would be considered secure?

Overall, don't panic if you forget your password. Using Gmail account, restoring the factory settings or using Android Data Recovery sofware are the best solutions to unlock your phone. And using Gmail Account to unlock the phone's screen is the most common way for Android users.


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:


How to find your Wi-Fi password on Windows 7, Windows 10, Mac OS and router settings
Secrets of Xiaomi: defeat any fingerprint & password problem
How to unlock the Windows PC when forgetting password?


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