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How to Reset Android Phone When It's Locked

April 16, 2018 03:29 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to Unlock Android
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" I'm unable to log into my Android phone because I forgot my pattern. How can I factory reset my Android phone and set it up again? I don't know how to do it, Any help?"

One of the most frustrating things that can happen is forgetting password or pattern of login to your Android phone. There is no way around it; you need to enter the unique password exactly as you had created. If not, your phone becomes useless, even though it powers up and navigates to the login page. The methods to reset a locked Android (Samsung/LG/HTC/Nexus/Sony/Huawei) phone that we discuss here also work in case you want to reset your phone because it is overloaded with apps.

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Part 1: Manually Hard Reset a Locked Android Phone

The process of hard reset locked Android Phone differs between the brands. Note that manual factory reset of Android phone will erase all data on your phone. To perform it follow the below steps.

Part 2: Factory Reset a Locked Android Phone with Tenorshare Android Unlocker

If you want to bypass the unknown password, you can use Tenorshare Android Unlocker. It will reset your locked Android phone within minutes.

First, connect your phone using a USB cable to the computer. Click 'Yes' when the Device Package Installer window pops up requesting your permission to install the driver.

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To get rid of password/lock screen code, press Remove button.

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Next, to perform reset, follow the software wizard to reset your locked Android phone. After the phone resets, you'll see that the password/lock screen code is removed successfully.

Part 3: Others Ways to Reset Password on A Locked Android Phone

1. Reset Samsung phone with Find My Mobile

This works only for Samsung Android phone users who have before setting up a Samsung account and had enabled 'Find My Mobile' controls.

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2. Unlock Android phone using Google Account

This method works for only users who are using Android 4.4 or below. After too many failed login (password, pin or pattern) attempts, the phone asks for entering Google account login details. Enter account credentials, email, and password to unlock the screen and reset the android phone when locked out.

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The methods we have shown here should have helped you to unlock locked Android phone forgot pattern. When you reset android phone to factory settings, you will lose messages, photos, contacts, etc. from phone's internal memory. You can use Tenorshare Android Data Recovery to recover data from locked Android phone.

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