Smartphones are everywhere around us. In fact, the mobile phone population has even exceeded the human population! With such an alarming number of mobile phones everywhere, we also pay attention to our privacy. To achieve this, many of us have enabled password protection on our Android phones. This may be a password, PIN, code, or even a pattern. This will prevent strangers from probing into our phones. However, human errors happen. We tend to forget our passcodes, making it impossible to access our own phones. So, have you lost your passcode and looking for a method to get into your phone? If so, this is the right place for you. We have discussed a few methods that may help you recover your Android Password. Why wait when the solution is right in front of you? Come, let us find a method to get into your phone!
Older Android Versions (Android 4.4 and Below)
Are you using an Android device that is much lower than version 4.4, then you possibly have an option to get back into your phone. Here is how you can do this – First of all, you need to try logging in to your device. Try unlocking your device around four to five times, until you see a Forgot PIN, Forgot Password, or Forgot Pattern button (depending upon the type of password you enabled). When you see this button, click on it. You will now be prompted to log in to your Google account that is linked with the device. Type in the username and password of your Google account and click on Sign in. If you also forgot your Google password, then click on the link below to recover it. Else, you can even refer to our guide on How to recover your Google Account.
Newer Android Versions (Android 5 and Above)
When you are using newer versions of Android, your privacy is increased multifold. This means it is no more very simple to get your account back. The process is very much difficult, and the result is not sure. You may or may not be able to log in to your account, with all your data still present. However, there are a few methods that may manage to get you back into your phone. Keep reading to find those possible methods. If something applies to you, you can try them out. However, there is no guarantee that you will get into your Android phone with all your data still present.
Method 1 – Using the Smart Lock Feature to Recover your Android Password
There is a feature called the Smart Lock in some latest Android devices. This feature enables your device to unlock automatically when it receives a trigger signal. For example, you can set your device to unlock automatically when you connect to your home Wi-Fi network. If you have set up a smart lock like that, initiate the trigger signal. That is, if you have set up the lock as we mentioned before, you need to enter into your home WiFi. This will automatically trigger a signal, and your smartphone will unlock it immediately. Once you get into your device, you can go into the settings and change your password later.
However, this method works only if your device permits this feature, only if you have previously set this up, and only if the trigger signal is easy to recreate, this method works. even if all this applies, something could go wrong and you may fail. Ao if things go wrong, you can check the other methods mentioned below –
Method 2 – Using the Samsung Find My Mobile Feature
Are you using a Samsung device and not able to remember your passcode? Then this is the method that you are looking for. You can get into your device through the Samsung Find my Device feature. Just follow the steps below and you can easily unlock your device –
- Go to the official Samsung Find my Mobile screen on your Web browser.
- Click on Sign In.
- Sign in to your Samsung account by entering your email address or phone number, and your password. Click on Sign In. (If you have problems with accessing your Samsung account, we have discussed already about getting your Samsung Account back).
- Once you are inside your account, locate and enable the Unlock my Screen option. This will remotely unlock your device automatically.
That’s it. You have successfully unlocked your device with your Samsung account. Also, there are a few other mobile manufacturers who provide a similar feature, if you opted in for any “Find my device” scheme. However, if this does not apply to you, or if your manufacturer does not support this kind of feature, or if your Samsung device is causing some other problems, you can proceed to the next method listed.
Method 3 – Performing a Factory Reset
If you have tried every method mentioned above, or if none of the methods suits you, then there is no other option than to remove your password. If you want to remove your password, you must erase all other data on your phone. You must reset it to factory settings. This is your only option if you want to use your phone after this. However, your phone is locked out at the moment. How can you manage to reset it? If the same question is going on in your mind, then the next section is made for you. Go through it to find the right way to reset your phone, while it is still locked.
- Keep pressing on the power button of your device until you see the power off button. Switch off your device.
- Once the screen is completely out, you need to go to the Android bootloader menu. For this, keep holding down the volume down button and the power button at the same time. (this is the most common way to enter into the bootloader menu. However, it may differ according to the build of your phone).
- Use both the volume buttons to navigate, and the power button to select. In this case, press the volume down button twice to move to the Recovery mode option, and click on the power button to select it.
- To enter into the recovery mode, click on the volume up button once while holding down the power button.
- Similarly, use your volume buttons to reach the Factory Reset / Wipe data option. Follow all other instructions as they appear on your screen.
- That’s it. Your phone is now reset to factory settings now. You can now go through the entire setup process again to set up a new password. You can also import your data backup here.