Most people often put their phone on security lock to avoid unwanted access to their data and information. It is a nice and required security feature for mobile devices but at times it becomes an issue to remember complicate security information like pins, passwords and patterns, so sometimes people end up locking themselves out of their own mobile device. We seek to address this issue here.
Using an Android device manager
Log into the android device manager on a computer or a friend’s phone that has internet access and sign in. Select the mobile phone you want to unlock from the Android device manager interface. Select the option ‘lock,” this will redirect you to a new page.
In the new page, Put in a temporary password and click on the option lock again. A confirmation message will appear just below the box with the buttons Ring, Erase and Lock.
A new password field will appear on your mobile phone where you should put in a temporary password. Your phone will be unlocked, then go to settings and disable the temporary password.
Restore your factory settings
Restore your factory Settings to remove the password if your android device is not adequately functioning, then you are advised to make a factory reset on the device.
This method is quite severe because your relevant data might get deleted and all the applications returned to their default settings. It will be advisable to backup some of your important files avoid loss.
The following is a step by step guide on how to factory reset your android device.
The first step is to switch off your Android device. For a few seconds hold down the volume down button and the power button simultaneously for a few. In some other devices is volume up button and power button.
This helps to boot your device faster. The page will redirect you to the recovery mode where you will see an android red exclamation mark or an android logo in some other devices. Press and hold the power button while you still press and release the volume up button.
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An android recovery icon plus some other options will appear on your screen. From the options list, press the down volume button to go down until you find the “factory reset” option and select it by pressing the power button.
After selecting the ‘factory reset’ option, hold the power button to say yes to the reset process. Make sure you read and understand the notes provided before pressing delete. Once you are done with the process, reboot your android device.
All you need now is to restore your data if you backed them up.
Your device is now open for you to use again.
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