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5 y ago
Maybe there is a way. Maybe not.
For most new Android phones, 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, which is available here;
https://www.google.com/android/devicemanagerAs counter productive as this sounds, start off by clicking the 'Lock' button after Android Device Manager was able to get a fix on your device. It should make the connection within 5 attempts if your phone is compatible.
After you click the 'Lock' button, you will be asked to choose a new password, this will replace the pattern, PIN, or password that you forgot. Enter the new password twice to confirm your choice, and click the 'Lock' button.
Now you just have to wait for the changes to sync to your phone. Usually this will take approx five minutes. Once it does, you enter the new password you made in the above steps.
This next option will only work if you have previouslyA)Enabled USB debugging on your phoneANDB)You have previously allowed the computer you're using to connect via ADB.
run this from a command prompt;adb shell rm /data/system/gesture.key
Hope this helps.
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4 y ago
How do you do a hard reset?
I reset my phone this morning and chose a new screen lock pin. How do I unlock the phone without using Google? I had not set everything up on the phone so location and other things were not turned on.
Hey, @meganmcwherter! We are sorry about the this. We'd like to help you. Please send us a private message with your account info (number and PIN) for further help. Thank you.
hello, I did set finger unlock option and when I got to the screen lock ; I did set a long code and now I got my cell restarted, and the code don't match. I really need my cell daily and don't know how to unlock it; please help
Hi there helengluna. Did you forget the passcode for your iPhone or your device is disabled? Please let us know. Victor21
If you are searching for an alternative solution you can try reading this guide on how to recover restrictions passcode
I hope it helps.
I tried doing the gmail thing but nothing ever popped up anywhere for me to reset my lock screen pin. I don't know what to do.
I tried the gmail thing & it didn't work for me. I need my lock screen pin. I don't know how it changed! Please & thank you
Hello, GApeach84. Let's take a closer look, and do some investigating! You forgot your lock screen pin/password? Is the phone locked out due to many failed attempts already? Which phone do you have? Please, let us have these details in a Private Message. Thanks!