If you forgot the password or pattern that locks your Android device, or a child or relative was playing with it and entered the wrong password or pattern enough times that it’s now locked, this guide will help you. Whatever the reason, in this wiki we will cover exactly what to do to unlock your Android phone.
First, don’t panic. There are several ways to unlock your device without resetting it and losing all of your data. We’ll start with the solutions that are easiest to apply, and won’t cause any loss of data. If those don’t work for you, we’ve also provided some more in depth and complicated solutions, but make sure to try the easiest solutions first. We encourage you to read through this guide before applying a solution that involves any loss of data. Many times you will be able to recover data, or access a device you that thought was otherwise locked. You can unlock it with your Google account, restore data from your lock screen or reset your device to factory settings.