Pattern lock is a useful tool to secure your Android phone. This lock is important to secure your sensitive files and data from the guest users. But the trouble starts when you forget your settled pattern; it would be irritating when you will not be able to use your phone because of this issue. We know you must be looking for the answer to this important question, “How to unlock Android phone pattern lock without factory reset”. This tutorial will help you to unlock your phone using your Google account.
The new devices usually have built-in unlock patterns, which is easy to use but after several wrong attempts it locks permanently. When it happens, you have to use your ID that you use in your Google Play store to unlock that forgotten pattern. But there is a problem with this method if you are not connected to the internet then you will not be able to unlock your phone without this method.
However, you don’t need to worry about, in this tutorial you will learn how to unlock and reset your Android device in case you have forgotten your phone’s pattern. Follow the given steps and get your work done without paying any cost to the experts.
1. Unlock Pattern with Google Account
When we try to unlock our phone using wrong patterns, a message appears with two options “next” and “try again”.
Step 1. Go with the “next” where you can see two options to unlock your phone, one is to answer the security question, and the other is to provide Google account details.
Step 2. If you have settled your security question, answer it and get your phone unlocked quickly. On the other hand, if you didn’t set security question you would have to provide your Google account details.
Step 3. After this process, you will be able to choose a new pattern to use for the next time.
By following above methods, you will be able to unlock Android phone pattern lock without a factory reset. Happy using your Android device! We hardly prefer this way to unlock your phone, it helps you to avoid important data loss and saves your time.
2. Unlock Pattern Without Google Account
Step 1. Switch off your smartphone and wait for a while when switched off
Step 2. Press Volume up + Home Key + Power Button; hold these buttons until the phone boots. (If your device doesn’t contain ‘home’ button simply hold other two buttons)
Step 3. When your phone will boot, the screen will appear with different options
Step 4. Now scroll down the screen using volume key and choose “Restore Factory Defaults” or “Delete all User Data” depending on the options shown by your device.
Step 5. After the above settings, choose the “Reboot System Now” and wait for your phone to reboot
- This way you may lose all your data and apps through operating it without Google account.
- This is general factory reset option to unlock your phone, but for specific phone’s factory reset you have to search for your Android phone or tablet.