We’ve all faced this before, those days when you just can’t remember your password, pattern or pin code, you don’t have fingerprint lock or face lockset on your phone. You are desperate and don’t know what to do. Should you reset your phone or ask that your friend to try that her method, well what if I told you there is a way to unlock your phone stress-free. Well let’s begin, ladies and gentlemen;
A. Reset your pattern (Android 4.4 or lower only):Note: The first method is for android 4 or lower with a pattern lock.
1. After you’ve tried to unlock your phone multiple times, you’ll see “Forgot pattern.” Tap Forgot pattern.
2. Enter the Google Account username and password you previously added to your phone.
3. Reset your screen lock.
B. Method 2: Using Android Device Manager.
Android owns a tool that helps you to locate and remote wipe your stolen or stolen phone. Usually, phones get locked through passwords or fingerprints or patterns in order to maintain the security but think of a situation in which your phone gets stolen or someone tries to interfere with it. You can put aside all your fears and worries by just allowing Athe android Device Manager to unlock your Android phone. All you have to do is to enable ADM on your phone. ADM is capable of unlocking your phone within a small amount of time, thus saving you from all the troubles.
ADM also has the potential to unlock your password/pin-encrypted phone if you have by any chance forgotten the passcode. The whole procedure is simple because you just need a Google account to set this up on your phone and then you can use any other online device to track down your stolen or lost phone or to even wipe all data in it.
Please note the following: All that you need is to enable the ADM on your phone before you locked yourself out of your phone.
Enabling ADM is quite an easy process. You will have to go to google.com/android/devicemanager on your computer and search through your list of devices that have already been connected to your Google account. After arriving there, you will be able to easily send a notification to the phone you want to enable remote password application and wiping upon. Also please ensure the following:
First, ADM will have to be enabled on your phone before you have a problem unlocking it etc.
Secondly, the GPS option must be switched on in order to track your phone with the help of ADM.
Thirdly, the device you are using for ADM will have to be connected to the internet or Wi-Fi, in order to login to your Google account.
Finally, ADM is not compatible with all Android versions. Presently, it is only compatible with devices running Android 4.4 and above, hence your phone must be in this category for ADM to work.
Now let’s go to the main steps:
How to Unlock Your Android Device Using Android Device Manager
Step 1. Visit: google.com/android/devicemanager, on your computer or any other mobile phone
Step 2. Sign in with the help of your Google login details that you had used in your locked phone as well.
Step 3. In the ADM interface, choose the device you want to unlock and then select “Lock”.
Step 4. Enter a temporary password and click on “Lock” again.
Step 5. If the earlier step was a successful one, you will be able to see a confirmation below the box with the buttons – Ring, Lock and Erase.
Step 6. You will now be able to see a password field on your phone screen. Enter the temporary password to unlock your phone.
Step 7. Visit your phone’s lock screen settings and disable the temporary password.
That’s it!! The Android Device Manager has successfully unlocked your phone.
Now that we’ve covered the steps to unlock your phone, let’s look into details on how to enable Android Device Manager on your phone:
On a technical level, any phone running Android 4.4 KitKat and above is considered to be compatible with ADM, but it does not work by default since you will have to make some initial alterations in order to use it. In other words, you first need to enable the ADM, if you have not done it earlier. This can be achieved by the steps given below:
Turn on Location Access: Go to Settings > Location, then turning on the toggle. Ensure that you choose ‘high’ accuracy, as this is considered to be the best for finding your phone’s location in an accurate manner.
Enable Security Settings: Go to Settings > Google > Security and turn on the ‘Remotely locate this device’ option. This permits the ADM to view your phone’s location. Following this, you will have to activate the “Allow remove the lock and erase” option. This is extremely useful in case you want to wipe your phone completely or lose your phone.
Activate the Manager: Go to https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager. Using your Google credentials, log in to your account and test it, by trying the location feature.
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