How to unlock android phone or tablet if you forgot the pattern


What happen forgot your pattern and want to know how to unlock android phone or tablet? Pattern lock is very important for those who have sensitive data or have personal files in their android devices. This will help you to prevent your device from unauthorized use but the trouble starts when you forget it. So here we are to help you in this trouble and tell you about unlocking your android phone or tablet.unlock android phone or tablet

How to unlock android phone or tablet if you forgot the pattern

Here we are going to tell you two easy methods for unlocking your android devices.

Use your Google account for unlocking

  1. When you try different patterns and unable to unlock your phone in five attempts. Then a message pop-up and shows two buttons “next” and “try again”.
  2. Now click on “next” button and you see two options for unlocking phone. One is answer the security question and the second option is to provide Google account details.
  3. Mostly people don’t set a security question. But if you set it then simply answer the question and unlock your device quickly. Otherwise check the Google account option and click “next”.
  4. Now provide your Google account username and password attached with your device and click on “sign in”.
  5. After that you are directed to choose new pattern and now you can unlock with this pattern.

Unlock pattern without Google account

If you also forget Google account details then what? Here we have solution for this and that is factory reset your android device. Lets talk about how to do it.

  1. Power off your phone.
  2. Now press Volume up, power and home button at the same time and wait until your device starts.
  3. When you see logo screen release the power button and keep pressed the other two buttons.
  4. Now your screen shows android system recovery and there is a list. Use Volume up or down keys to select option from the list. And select factory reset option and then press power button to let the action begin.
  5. Now it asks you for confirmation, select “yes”.
  6. After factory reset completes, it again shows you android system recovery screen. Now select reboot option and after restart it will not ask you for pattern.


  • This method deletes all your data and apps.
  • In step 2 of this method we use three keys Volume up, power and home. But in some phones home is not available so you can press Volume up and down with power button. Here we are going to tell you some combination of buttons for factory reset. You can try all these combinations on your android phone or tablet to find the right one.
  1. Home with power button
  2. Home with camera button
  3. Volume up with home and power button
  4. Volume up with power button
  5. Volume up with volume down and power button
  6. Volume up with camera button
  7. Volume down with power button

Unlocking Android Smartphone using ADM (Android Device Manager)

I am sure that you have a google account associated with your android device, everybody has. You just need your google account to unlock your android device and obviously a laptop, smartphone or tablet with internet. And this is the easiest method so far i came to know for recovering your forgotten pattern or password. Here are the step by step instructions to do it.

  1. First visit this link:
  2. When you visit this link it will ask you for your google id. Enter your id and password.
  3. Now it will take you to the screen where it shows all the devices that is linked to your google account ever. So just select your locked device from the list.
  4.  Now a screen will appear with your mobile device name with three options ( Ring, Lock, Erase) and have a map behind it. Select Erase option.unlock android phone using android device manager
  5. When you select Erase, a pop-up screen will appear that will ask you for confirmation that if you really want to erase all data. Because doing this will erase all of your apps, pictures and other data because it’s just a factory reset. So select Erase if you want to unlock your erase option in android device manager
  6. Now your phone is unlocked, start enjoying again and don’t forget your password again.


  • If you have SD Card inserted in your android device, remove it before doing above-mentioned procedure. Otherwise, all of your SD Card data will be deleted.

This is all about How to unlock android phone or tablet if you forgot the pattern. Hope this helps you in unlocking. For more tutorials explore HowHut.

  • peter waititu

    more on android

  • sadaf

    factory reset option is not there in my ph.

  • Andrea Delacruz Vinasoy

    any solution factory reset is not here at my phone either

    • HowHut

      If factory reset is not there then look for data reset option. Hope this will solve your problem.

      • ryan

        brill mine is there and it works

      • Arhan

        not working… :-(

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    • Rishi

      If data reset is also not there then you should go for the RECOVERY option.

  • jepherd

    thank you very much.. it works 😀

    • irfan

      really worked?!!!! cuz im gonna try it


    with out the volume buttin i dont have a VOLUME BUTTON

  • bilal

    what should i do i know my google username and password but my mobile is not connected to a net

    • HowHut

      Then try the second method of unlocking android which i told above.

      • Nick Alexander

        Dude, no one wants to factory reset their device.

        • GotGet

          you would be shocked on how many people would want to factory reset “their” devices.

          • Nick Alexander

            Yes that could happen. But if the user is doing it for malicious purposes, you can only hope their conscience gets to them.

    • Rishi

      In that case you need to switch of your phone and do the same procedure as mentioned above, because Mobile data must be on to sign in, other wise it will show incorrect password even if you wil enter the correct one.

      • ahmed beheshti


    • Tablet Guru

      The only option you have is hard reset your tab or re-install Android on it..

  • ANAS

    i have htc one v and mu pattern is lock and i dont know mu google emali and password and now i have to reset my phone so which software i download

  • Paris

    thanks buddy i reset my pattern by your concern.

  • Kaybeezy

    Thanks man.. it really worked…

  • naeem

    thanks buddy…it really worked for me….keep it up…master mind

  • kamran sehar

    thanks d

  • run

    how about cherry mobile bubble?

  • Zaid khan

    Unlock pattern without Google account: 100% works.. Thanks for sharing:)

  • asra

    i dont have volume buttons in my dany g2
    how to unlock then?

  • Abdal

    It works!!!Thanks so much for the share.

  • waqar

    thank you thank you soooooo much dear…thank you

  • fezz

    is there other ways without data loss? please..

  • monica

    i dint understand it plz help me

  • monica

    i got it but it is showing yellow board plz help me

  • shaharyar

    i forget my pattren and my tab is not connected
    with wifi

  • vee

    thankyou so so much wont be doing that again in a hurry I will stick to pass word unbelievable that you can not remember a pattern again thanks xxx

  • Kashif

    Unlock pattern without Google account didnt work.

  • Gabriella Blessed Agyeman

    What if the google account credentials aren’t valid?? Already I have chenged the google account three times through the main computer but all to no avail.Before it got locked up my phone wasn’t connected to the wi fi

  • mobeen

    plz tell me what are other two buttons plz tel me

  • mobeen

    thanks very very thanks for helping

  • john

    factory reset option is not there in my ph

  • jayesh

    What should i do for my sony w8 phone …please tell me according to d second method…

  • Surendar reddy

    How to unlock moto e phone…. Please explain me….it’s been 15 days
    I’m unable to open my phone.plz plz help me.

  • Ashwini

    Please tell me how to unlock pattern on MOTO E phone…..please let me…it’s been 20 days my phone is locked….please suggest me….

  • joyal

    my phone is sony xperia e 1 it has only home button when it is on

  • laminburster

    thank u very much with the second idea it works just fine with my phone

  • Asim

    Than you so much dear.

  • Wajeeh

    hold power off button.. u will get options of restart , power off , mobile data.. (deactivated)… activate mobile data and use your gmail email id.. pass will be removed

    • Nick Alexander

      only works on htc phones, unfortunately.

  • Sherri

    Unlock pattern without Google account…..This worked! I have an LG phone and I pushed the power button and volume down button simultaneously then a message popped up that asked if I was sure that I wanted to reset the phone. I pushed the power button to confirm, then it asked me to confirm again, then it reset the phone. Then when it loaded I chose English, then it asked if I had a google or gmail account, wi-fi settings, etc. all the normal setup stuff. I cancelled out of the setup process but it said I could return by going to settings in the app section. Resetting my phone erased all my contacts, text messages, and apps but it also got rid of the screen lock and that was important in order to be able to use my phone again. Thanks for the great information!

  • sabnam banu

    how to unlock forgotten apps pattern lock??rpy me quickly….

  • uswa

    the second method awesomely worked..

  • Mohammad Salman Butt

    kindly guide me the combination of keys to unlock motorola x86

  • zaifi

    same problem bilai :(

  • fai

    it isnt working in my evo set :'(

  • njukang alex

    thks vry much 4 ur help… was fantastic

  • Akash Yadav

    i did what you told but after factory reset my phone is not starting again it just hang on start up screen

  • Akash Yadav

    please help me as fast as you can

  • gulsher tanoli

    i did,t submit my gmail id while buying now how can submit.. my tablet is pattern locked now and me about my gmail account

  • gulsher tanoli

    i did,t submit my gmail id while buying now how can submit.. my tablet is pattern locked now and ask me about my gmail account

  • syasha

    what should i do if i know tmy google username and password but my mobile is not turning on the wifi?

  • ank

    thanks ……………………………..

  • philip

    how can i get access to my phone when locked

  • philip


  • philip

    i will help u

  • vidi

    i have htc desire x, notification bar doesn’t slide when my phone is locked even if i receive a call , what can i do ?

  • Nick Alexander

    While it is completely annoying to have to factory reset your device, I would like to point out that most of the time your data is completely backed up, including photos and media, however you will probably lose local game data–but considering most game developers offer cloud backup, it’s not so bad. Plus look on the bright side: resetting a normally slow device can speed it up considerably. I ended up having to reset my phone, and it really did suck cause I lost progress on a particular game, I reinstalled the game, although I was back to the beginning, I noticed how much faster my phone was. Just sayin

  • Viv

    My Motorola moto e is locked what should I do??

  • prashant

    Finally, I did factory reset on my Samsung Galaxy S phone by using second step as mentioned above.

  • amanullah khan

    i have cth phone,they get google account ,but i dont know what is google account.i want to do new software for my phone ,how i do this ….heeeeeeeeeeeeeelp

  • munawar.murad

    it doesn,t refooting

  • haseeb

    bro i try the factory set procedure but when i poweroff the tablet and do th steps it dosen’t show the option and directly power on

  • sihle

    thanks a lot dude I hv managed to unlock my phone by following yo steps,evn thou it meant losing my evrthng,picture,music,whatsapp n stuff…thanx man yu good

  • Jude Augustine

    Thanks dude ur awesome i tried the second option and it work!!!!!!

  • yaayo

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  • eas

    which button should i use instead of the home button

  • Ateeb

    Can I select RESTORE USER DATA after factory reset to recover my data ??

  • abdul Khalid

    When I pressed the power and volume up buttons I got the logo page but suddenly it got stuck

  • raza

    yeah this iz awesome i do easyily this



  • Nadeem Judda

    i know that how to open the forgor pattern lock androad

  • Arslan

    my mobile is hang on voice logo.

  • arooj

    plz help i have followed the steps that u have told me but i dont have home button so how do i select the reboot option

  • bilal

    I have a samsung note 5.It was stolen in my school the guy who stolen it puts all his effort but he cant open that phone now he have returned my phone but my phone is not opening and it want the google account which was first inserted in it and now i didnt remember it so how to unlock it plz plz plz help me???!!!

  • danni

    what do i do when my google play on my android refuses to work after successfully unblocking my phone

  • Zeeshan Tanveer

    very nice


    My Tablet shows No Command now what i can do???

  • Fluffy32212

    Thank You Very Much Dude, It Really Worked ^^

  • ahmad

    what should i do ? if i’m not having home button ?

  • M Shahzad Khalid

    Any body tell me Please
    I have Rest My Mobile but it is not Loged in any other email I.D it says ( Please Log in that Goolge ID that was recently Log in this device for restore data) Please Please Please tell me how i can Login Another ID in this Device

  • ali

    sir i forgot the pattern lock of my samsung glaxy j5 prime
    so sir plz tell me how can i remove it

  • Vasu Rao

    after unlock can i get my contact numbers again