Aside factory resetting your phone, there are other not-so popular method to unlock Android phone. If you somehow forgot the pattern, PIN, or password that locks your Android device, you might think you’re out of luck and are destined to be locked out forever here this tricks if properly done would unlock your device.
Crash the Lock Screen UI
if your device is encrypted and running Android 5.0-5.1.1, there’s a way to get around the password lock screen. This method won’t work on any other type of secure lock screen, but it’s a lifesaver if you forgot your password.
First, tap the “Emergency Call” option on your lock screen, then use the dialer interface to enter 10 asterisks. From here, double-tap the field to highlight the entered text and choose “Copy,” then paste it into the same field to essentially double the amount of entered characters.
Repeat this same process of copying and pasting to add more characters until double-tapping the field no longer highlights the characters.
Next, head back to the lock screen and open the camera shortcut. From here, pull down the notification shade and tap the Settings icon, then you’ll be prompted to enter a password. Long-established the input field and choose “Paste,” then repeat this process several more times. Eventually, after you’ve pasted enough characters into the field, your lock screen will crash, which will allow you to access the rest of your phone’s interface.
Boot into Safe Mode to Bypass Third- Party Lock Screen
If the lock screen you’re trying to bypass is a third-party app rather than the stock lock screen, booting into safe mode is the easiest way to get around it.
For most phones, you can boot into safe mode by bringing up the power menu from the lock screen, then long-pressing the “Power off” option. From here, choose “OK” when asked if you’d like to boot into safe mode, and when the process finishes, your third-party lock screen app will be temporarily disabled.
From here, simply clear data on the third-party lock screen app or uninstall it, then reboot your phone to get back out of safe mode. When you get back up, the troublesome lock screen app should be gone.
Use Android Device Manager
For newer Android phones and tablets, a service called Android Device Manager is probably your best bet. As long as you’re logged into your Google account, you can use any device or computer to access the service, we discussed the Android Device manager in a previous post.
As counter intuitive as it may sound, start by clicking the “Lock” button once Android Device Manager gets a fix on your device. If the service is having trouble finding your device, click your browser’s refresh button a few times, and it should make the connection within 5 attempts if your phone is compatible.
After clicking the “Lock” button, you’ll be prompted to enter a new password, which will replace the pattern, PIN, or password that you forgot. Type the new password twice to confirm your choice, then click the “Lock” button. From here, it can take up to 5 minutes for the password to change over, but when it does, you should be able to enter the new password to unlock your phone.
I hope this article explain how to unlock android phone when you forgot password or forget android pin. Let’s know which of these methods worked for you in the comments.