Pattern lock, as well as PIN/password, is very important to help us to prevent unauthorized users to access the private phone. However, it would be a big headache if you forgot your complex pattern because you haven’t used your old phone for a long time. Or maybe your kids attempt to unlock your phone with the wrong pattern too many times when you didn’t notice it. There are many folks who are searching for solutions to remove the forgotten patterns lock in Android phone. Generally, to remove pattern lock usually leads to data loss since you need to factory reset your phone. So except factory reset, are there any other good ways to remove the pattern lock without losing data? This article will show you all you should know step by step to unlock the screen.
When you forgot the pattern to unlock your phone, the common way is to factory reset your phone, but it will cause data loss. Some of you who don’t know how to reset your phone can refer to method 3.
Method 1: Factory Reset Your phone to Remove Pattern Lock on Android
Method 2: Remove Pattern by Erasing Your Phone with Google Find My Device
Method 3：Remove Pattern Lock on Android without Losing Data
Step 1. Turn off your Android phone
Step 2. Boot into Recovery Mode.
For Samsung and most Android device:
Hold the Home button + Power button simultaneously (for Samsung, hold the Home button + Volume Up button + Power button) until your phone boot into Recovery Mode. You will see the following screen.
For other Android devices:
a. Hold the Power button and Volume Down simultaneously to boot your phone into Fastboot Mode first.
b. Use Volume Up/Down button to select the Recovery Mode and then press Power button to enter.
Step 3. Use Volume Up/Down button to Select the option “Wipe data /factory reset” and press Power button to enter.
Step 4. Select “OK” and your phone will revert to factory settings and restart automatically.
Google Find My Phone is Android built-in feature to remotely find, lock, or erase your phone. In other words, you can erase your phone data as well as settings include your pattern lock.
1. Go to Google Find My Device from website or install Google Find My Device App in another phone.
2. Sign in your Google account and choose your locked phone
3. Click on “Erase” and it will wipe all your phone data as well as your screen lock, and your lock screen will be removed too.
Tips: The Find My Device option is on by default if your device associated with a Google Account. But if you have turned off this option, this method is useless.
To check if this option is on, go to Settings > Account > Google > Security > Find My Device and enable the “Allow remote lock and erase”.
But removal with Find My Phone will also erase all the data on your phone, including your important pictures, videos, messages, notes, documents and so on. It is so unfriendly.
Fortunately, you have the best alternative using Android Lock Screen Removal toolkit. So let’s turn to the next method.
If you don’t want to lose any data when removing the pattern lock on Android phone, the Android Lock Screen Removal toolkit is the best remover. It can not only remove your forgotten pattern lock but also keep your data intact. No tech knowledge asked, everyone can handle the operation by simply clicking the buttons. Refer detailed steps to below.
Note: At present, this feature supports only Samsung and LG devices, and we will soon open this function for other brands of Android phones.
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Step 1: Download and install the Android Lock Screen Removal toolkit on computer. Select the Lock Screen Removal feature from the dashboard.
Then click on Start button to begin the process.
Step 2: Connect your phone to computer with data cable.
Next you should choose the correct device model of your Samsung or LG device. Click Next to move on.
Step 3: Enter the Download mode on your phone following on-screen guides. The toolkit will download the recovery package for the next process.
For Samsung phones:
1. Turn off your locked phone
2. Press and hold the Volume Down + Home button + Power button simultaneously until the Download Mode warning screen appears.
3. Press the Volume Up button to enter the Download Mode.
For LG phones:
1. Turn off your phone.
2. Press and hold the Volume Up button and plug in the USB cable when holding the button.
3. Release the button when you see the LG logo, after which your phone will be in Download mode.
4. After the software recognizes your phone in download mode, click “Remove” button to start remove the pattern lock.
Step 4: After the software detects your phone in download mode, click on Remove to start remove the lock screen.
A few minutes later, your device will restart and your pattern/password is removed.
Clearly, compared to the former two methods, the method using Android Lock Screen Removal is distinctive for its high efficiency and data safety. To reset a phone will erase the data, if you don’t have any backup your data will be entirely lost. However, Android Lock Screen Removal conveniently recover your phone and ensure the existence of your data like photos, messages, contacts, notes, memos and any other files.