How to Unlock Android Phone with Google Account
If someone said ten years ago that you can fit your life in the pocket, everybody will think that you are crazy. But that's what our life today. Smartphone has become an important part of our life that we can barely survive the day without it. Our handphone might know more about us than ourselves.
But if we look at the matter from another angle, there's too much information on the phone that we need to protect from the prying eyes. Luckily, there's at least the lock screen to keep your phone safe.
Unfortunately, phone lock is like a double-edged sword. On one side, it guarded your phone; but on the other side, it can also keep you from accessing your phone if you ever forget the password or the gesture lock.
If this happens, and you are locked out of your Android phone, what can you do to get back in? Actually, you can unlock a Samsung/HTC/Sony/HuaWei or other Android phone/tablet with Google Account.
1. Using your Google Account Password
Since Android phones are tightly integrated into Google ecosystem, you will need to input your Google account credentials at the first time you set up your phones. Some people think that this step is annoying and time-consuming, especially if you have to set up your Google account for the first time. But having a Google account connected to your phone can be a lifesaver in the time when you found yourself unable to access your phone.
This method uses your Google Recovery account to unlock the device from your lock screen. Follow these steps.
- 1. Tap "Forgot Password?" To open a new menu. (This option is only available on some devices.)
- 2. Enter your Google account details in the menu shown and tap Sign in.
- 3. Your device will now unlock, and you will have full access.
Please note that this method will also reset your lock code. Make sure that you set a new one as soon as possible to keep your device secure.
In the case that your Google account information is not working, you must recover your account first before you can use the above method. Go to Google's account recovery page, and follow the steps to reset via the associated email address.
2. Using 4uKey Google Account Unlocker - the Best Way
In case of forgetting the Google account password, the smart technician of Tenorshare has developed this great software - Tenorshare Android Unlocker. It can help you bypass the Google account password when you completely forgot it, and also other screen locks. With it, you will never be locked out of your Android phone. Please follow the steps below to learn how to use the software:
Note: the software only can remove the Google account password from Samsung devices at present.
Step 1: download and install Tenorshare Android Unlocker on your computer.
Step 2: You will find that there are two features on the home interface, select the second one "Remove Google Lock(FRP)".
Step 3: Click "Start" to select your device name, then click "Next".
Step 4: Follow the instructions onscreen to enter your device into recovery mode and click "Next".
Step 5: Select your device PDA information and then click "Next" to confirm it again.
Step 6: If there is no issue with your device infomation, please enter your device into download mode.
Step 7: Wait for the software to get and detect and matching file.
Step 8: Then, you will need to enter your device into recovery mode again.
Step 9: Click "Next", the software will start to help you remove your Google account. Please kindly wait for a few minutes.
3. Fixing Too Many Wrong Password Tries
One of the oldest tricks in cracking the password is manually trying all the possible combinations. While the possibilities are virtually endless and humanly impossible to try them one by one on today's device, that doesn't stop people from trying to guess few of the best possible combination.
That's why Android put a 30 seconds lockdown timer after five wrong tries. If someone's been meddling with your device, and you can't get in, all that you need to do is to wait until the timer runs out and try again with the correct unlock code.
If you just can't wait for the timer, you may be able to use an associated Google account to unlock the phone, using the same steps listed in the previous method.