Imagine you’ve decided to enter your phone but unexpectedly forgotten your password. Don’t panic! You can unlock your device as easily as playing at Betamo with these simple tips.
Via Google account for Older Android Phones
A great way to unlock an outdated smartphone model running an Android version lower than 5.0. For it, your phone must have a good Internet connection. For example, connect to your home Wi-Fi network.
Step 1. You can bypass the protection by exceeding the set number of attempts to enter, so enter 5 times any combination of characters on the input screen.
Step 2. After the last incorrect password attempt, the smartphone will display the phrase “Forgot your password?” or a similar notification.
Step 3. Tap it, and then enter the username and security code of the Google account you’re using on your smartphone.
If you’ve forgotten your Google Account password, it’s worth going to the Google Account Recovery page from another device (say, your PC).
Step 1: Recover your password from your account using one of the methods suggested there (except for your cell phone).
Step 2. Enter the login and new password on your smartphone to unlock Android.
Now you can create a new memorable password to lock the screen or choose another (convenient) way to protect your smartphone.
Via Smart Lock for Newer Android Phones
If you have a smartphone that supports Android 5.0 or later, you can use Smart Lock to help unlock your device.
Smart Lock can unlock your gadget in 3 ways without entering a password:
- Bluetooth device. A familiar Bluetooth device connects wirelessly to your smartphone. Find a device with the Bluetooth option, connect from it to the locked smartphone to open it.
- Safe Locations. unlocking occurs if your coordinates are the same as the ones you set before. For example, in your apartment. Once Android determines by GPS that your location matches the set location, it unlocks.
- Face Unlock is a face unlock feature.
Through a Smartphone Finder Service
Owners of modern Samsung phones can unlock their device remotely using the Find My Mobile website. It will allow you to find and remotely control your device, including the ability to unlock it.
If you have set up a Samsung account, you can unlock your Android with a forgotten password from your computer or laptop. Go to the site from any device and in the menu that appears, select the “Unlock” option.
Detailed instructions on how to do this via a Samsung account:
- Check that the internet is working on your smartphone.
- Follow the link to the website: https://findmymobile.samsung.com/.
- Log in to your account and specify the phone that is blocked.
- Click “Unlock” in the upper right corner.
Through Phone Reset to Factory Settings
If your smartphone has no valuable data and you can easily say goodbye to it, reset it to factory settings, which means completely clearing your device.
This is done differently on different phones, so it’s better to find out how to do it in advance on the Internet through the query “model_smartphone hard reset”.
General instructions for unlocking your device:
- Disconnect the smartphone and remove the memory card.
- Alternately use the following key combinations, holding them for 10-15 seconds each:
- Volume Button (-), Power Button.
- Volume (+) button, Power button.
- Volume (-) button, Power button, and Home button (if available).
- Volume (+) button, volume (-) button, power button.
- When the desired combination works, a menu will appear on the screen. Select “Recovery” and then press “Wipe data/factory reset”.
- Confirm the reset operation.
Your Android phone will definitely unlock, but at the cost of destroying all your data and installed apps, which will simply disappear.
The phone will ask for your Google account username and password when you turn it on. It’s likely that on newer smartphones, your data may have been discreetly synced to your Google account and the Google Play app store. If this is the case, you can get your deleted apps back.