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How To Unlock Your Smartphone Without A Password

Would you like to find a way to unlock your Android phone without a factory reset?

If you answered ' YES' , you have reached the right place.

The problem you have faced is not alone to you but several users have experienced such problems and want to know how to unlock Android phone password without factory reset?

This guide will show you how to unlock your Android device without factory reset.

Please take a moment to read the following but before we proceed further, let us explain how Android phone passwords work.

Typically, if we talk about phone password then it is used to prevent the other person from accessing your device and protect your files. There are various ways of unlocking your device, such as pattern, password, PIN etc.

Although it has great potential for benefit, there are also risks attached. The risk is that if you forget the pattern or password then you won' t have access to your device.

It is critical to resolve this situation immediately, right? So, there are ways for you to escape and that is by performing a factory reset.

Several people try this method as it is deemed the best and the safest method. But what about the data that' s stored on the device? You could lose all of your information if you do factory reset, so what do you do next?

Unlocking an Android phone password without a factory reset may be possible, but how? There are various ways in which you can unlock your phone' s password without having to factory reset it. The following methods can help.

Method 1. Use a Google Account to unlock Android handsets that are locked with a password. After attempting to unlock your device a number of times, if you are still unable to unlock it, you can use a Google Account for it. In order to do this, you need to access the Google account that the device is linked to, and then follow these steps:

Step 1: You will only have to try the unlock pattern 5 times and if you fail the sixth time it will notify you to try again in 30 seconds.

Step 2: You will see " forgot pattern" at the bottom of the page.

Here you will be asked to provide the Gmail account that is linked to the device and then click on the " Next" option.

Step 4: Once you are done with the above procedure, you are now able to enter any new PIN or pattern to unlock your device that you remember.

You can use the method outlined above as a first step. However, there are users who do not use Gmail, and in this case they should move further and try other methods.

Method 2: Unlock Android device password with Android Device ManagerPreviously, the Android device manager, now called " Find My Device" , is used to locate the device when it is lost or stolen

In addition to this, it can also be used to lock or ring your device. In case you have ever used this feature then you would have noticed that it gives three options, to select from: " Ring" , " Lock" , or " Erase" . In order to proceed, you only need to log into your Google account that is linked to the device and further follow these instructions:

Step 1: Go to the www. google. com/android/find page on any Android device or PC you use, then sign in to your Google account.  Click on an Android device you' d like to unlock.

Step 2: Select ' lock' from the three options after selecting the device.

Step 3: A new pop- up window will appear where you can set a new password on your device.  An optional phone number and email may be added as well.

Step 4: Confirm the password that you have set, and then go to your locked device, and enter the password that you have set.

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