Tips for Mobiles

Unlock Android Phone if you Forgot PIN Password or Screen Lock

The Google Android operating system offers ways to protect your data. Setting up the mobile password or the screen lock is good but what happens if you forget the password or the PIN model that we have developed.

There are two methods by which you can bypass the locked instances on your mobile phones.

Method 1 – Android OS General Solution

Google Android has one good feature by which when you want to retrieve your PIN, password or unlock model you have 5 attempts which is the maximum limit set to reset your password. After five attempts you will be asked to reset your password if your setting is valid during the process of password restoration, you will be asked to set a new password or the PIN.

When you forget lock pattern on your phone then you need to hard reset your device.

Method 2 – Screen Lock Bypass

The Screen Lock Bypass Android app is an application which allows users to unlock the lock patterns or PIN wherein the devices doesn’t provide option to reset your password using the Google Account.

But the important question is how will you install this application on your phone? It can be done by login into the Android Market (Play Store) on your PC or laptop and installing this app by transferring using the USB cable and this application will work to remove or reset your PIN/pattern which is a temporary lock to your device. This application will bypass the locked screen all the time when you reboot your device and thereby it will allow users to take the backup of the data present.

If at all the Wi-Fi is turned on in your Android phone, then you could just install it on your Play Store in the browser and it would start downloading in the Android device directly.

Screen Lock Bypass

This application will work for most of the Android based phones and Screen Lock Bypass can be easily downloaded in the Google Play Store. There is an even better app called Screen Lock Bypass Pro, which is around $4 in cost but it does the job very well in bypassing the screen lock when you don’t have any access and still wanted to unlock the screen. Check it out at the Google Play Store here.



  1. sai

    January 3, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I hav forgotten my screen lock pin of Samsung Galaxy young.plz help me out.even after 5 attempts it say wait for 30sec.nothng more.i am tryg to open it by several pins for about 5-6 month’s. Plz wat shal i do unlock da screen.

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 4, 2015 at 2:17 am

      Just enter your device in the recovery mode to clear all the data. Once done, reboot the device for using it normally.

  2. juliana

    November 29, 2014 at 3:01 am

    this so stupid wow it sucks my phone is lock but i forgot my pin so yeah i need professorial help 🙂

  3. deccoo

    October 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    i locks my phone ,if any way to turn on the wifi in my phone……

    • juliana

      November 29, 2014 at 3:02 am

      stfu pls damm no 1 gives a damm

  4. hem chaitanya

    October 27, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    sir i had changed somewhat mode in my android phone my phone is not working what i want to do

  5. Abby oxby

    June 7, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I have got a htc gingerbread 2.3.3 and ive forgot the lock screen password it isnt letting me use my google mail and there is not passwrod reset button after 30 attempts please help??? Xx

  6. Rachael

    June 5, 2014 at 2:32 am

    I have a LG- E400 mobile and I set a number pin and then i turned my phone of a min after and typed the pin i thought it was and it was wrong ive been trying any codes i could think of but none work. Does anyone know anyway i could reset my phone or pin. It only has the number pad and emergency call on the screen and I really need to get in my phone. Can anyone help please.

  7. nazia hussain

    June 1, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    i have forgotten my screen lock password and now there is no way to recover it. please help me out

    • nazia hussain

      June 1, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      i am using xperia L
      i found so many ways e.g (volume key and power button) (flashtools help etcc etc) to unlock it but it go in vein

  8. grace

    June 1, 2014 at 12:18 am

    I got a used android as a music device and the owner never gave me the pattern code OR the email to get in. Please help 🙁

  9. grace

    June 1, 2014 at 12:15 am

    I got a used android phone and they never told me the pattern code… I need help because I’m not using it as a phone it’s more of a music device I will use


    May 2, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I can’t enter hard recovery option found in lava iris 408e.what should I do?


    May 2, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    can’t enter hard recovery option found in lava iris 408e.what should I do?

  12. tabish

    April 29, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    i made all the patern attempts, now too many pattern attempts! screen has come i can unlock it using my gmail a/c but UNFORTUNATELY my data traffic is disabled plz help me i need to restore my data from my phone.

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 29, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      you need to reset the device from the recovery mode

  13. vije

    April 12, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    how to go to recovery mode there is no recovery mode option present in screen and hard reset option how to do this two

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      hey vije, which device are you using? Let us know so that we can provide you the way with which you can tell you on how to enter the device in the recovery mode.

  14. blingzyquindao

    April 11, 2014 at 10:03 am

    if i will hard reset my phone, does my music, pictures, videos, etc. will be deleted too? pls reply

  15. shainevillano

    March 24, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    i’ve added password into my phone but then i’ve committed a mistake on typing my desire password. now i cant open my phone. because of it. i have a google account but i’ve forgotten my password what to do? please help.

  16. sarah

    March 16, 2014 at 10:36 am

    please help! I recently put a pin number on my phone. I have a Samsung galaxy ace 2. however I totally forgot the pin number. I have tried over 300 times! and after each 5 incorrect pins I wait 30 seconds. I did a little research on the internet and saw a few options. 1. factory reset.. however this is not an option for me ! ( too many important files and contacts!) 2 . sign in with Google account. so I was thinking about this and thought it was perfect, because I have a Gmail account set up on my phone and everything.. however from the searching, I found out that the Google account sign in was suppose to appear after just a few incorrect try’s… is there any way to get the \forgot password button\ so it could take me to the Google account login page. Or is there any other possibly way to get rid of or bypass the password/ pin number to get into my phone!!! Please please help. any advice I will take! please .. thanks

  17. Julia

    March 7, 2014 at 9:12 am

    i have a samsung galaxy s2 that i used before i got the iphone i use now, i wanted to save the pictures from the android to my computer but when i connected it, it didn’t show up under “devices” so i couldn’t go through the phone files and downoad my pictures. i can’t remember the pin anymore, i’ve been going at it for over an hour trying to remember any possible pin and nothing’s working. i’ve made 65 attempts and there’s no “forgot password” button, only the number pad and an emergency call button. i really want to get those pictures off my old phone, but since it’s not activated and i can’t remember the pin, i’m not sure how to. help????

  18. Namanya

    March 3, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I also have the same problem

  19. Bill

    February 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Gmail PW will unlock it!


    February 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I used my gmail password and it unlocked!

  21. swapnil salvi

    February 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    i want to unlock my micromax canvas phone as my younger sis locked it with a pin lock so i dont know what the pin is and i am not getting any forget password option so that i can unlock using my gmail account please help….

  22. Alex

    February 13, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks a lot for the tutorial! Do you know how to do the same thing on iPhone?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 15, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      sorry alex, we couldn’t help you with ur iPhone query

  23. Brianne

    February 9, 2014 at 3:22 am

    My boyfriend of 10 years has tragically passed away. He has pictures from our last night on his phone. When I tried to unlock it, I couldn’t remember his pattern. (it was a brand new phone and he set it when I was working out of town). It is now set in a lock screen requiring a password. I have tried passwords I thought he would have used but with no luck. I never really bothered to find out his password because I really had no use for it. But now I am desperate for our pics and last text messages (sense my phone is new as well and a work phone I frequently deleted texts). I am his power of attorney so I am legally able to access all his info. Any help would be appreciated. This is a cry out from a very sad girlfriend who wants the last moments we had together. HELP!

  24. George Lennon Mendoza

    January 24, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    You could always plug in the phone to your computer, and backup anything in that format. then hard reset your phone

  25. Jacquie

    January 24, 2014 at 7:53 am

    I’ve forgot my password, I’ve got a Samsung galaxy s2 can you please help me?

  26. VlassisTipo

    January 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    PLEASE……somebody help my. I have xperia tipo and i forgot the screen lock pattern my google ID don’t is connected with my phone………..!!!!!!!Can somebody help me??????????

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      you will have to enter the device in the recovery mode and clear the data in the recovery mode.

  27. jacqueline

    September 30, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I forgot my screen lock password how can i recover it?im using galay y

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 30, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      you will need to reset the device / factory reset from the recovery mode

  28. Hazrah

    September 23, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    I forget my password and my username tablet android can u help me

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 29, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      you will have to hard reset the device from the recovery mode

  29. Fidel Anyi

    September 21, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I was charging my android phone on the wall socket when on it,s own the screen started clicking some buttons repeatedly. I unplugged it from the electricity supply wall socket and the clicking stopped. But the screen was now locked and displayed the message: “Too many pattern attempts! To unlock, sign in with your google account”
    I keyed in my correct google login details but it reported as invalid. But I can still login to my gmail and other google services. on my laptop and other devices with the same login details. I have been searching for solution online and offline for the past 2 weeks without any success I don’t want to hard-reset the device because I have a lot of info not backed up. Any solutions?

  30. jekathish

    September 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Im having Taiwan made Android Tablet ,problem of so many pattern lock attempts ,so no way to open my Tab ,now its locked ,there is no driver file for my made ” Anderon “so i didn’t use the ADB commands , My system only identify the Tab as a External USB ,not a device ,so how can i solve this issue ,Any one pl help me ?

  31. Pradeep Neela

    September 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    just enter the device in the recovery mode to clear the cache and wipe the data.But in this process, the data will get wiped off completely.

  32. Someone Else

    September 15, 2013 at 7:20 am

    My tablet’s an Allwinner A13 and I can’t find how to put it in recovery mode. Google is useless because it’s a cheap chinese model. Other recovery methods either don’t work or “brick” the tablet and it has to be reset through the little pinhole on the back.

    And no, I don’t have the pin to bypass the lock. I’ve since lost contact with the person who did. And no matter how many failed attempts I have, it never asks for a Google account.

  33. mary

    September 10, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Pls help,my Andriod phone was mistakenly locked by someone and I have attempted severally all the IMEI that came with the phone no avail. Can someone pls help me on how to unlock it. Thanks

  34. heidi

    September 9, 2013 at 8:17 am

    i need help to get my brother phone fix he forgot his password

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 29, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      please enter the device in the recovery mode and clear the cache and memory

  35. heidi

    September 9, 2013 at 8:14 am

    my brother paul forgot his password to his android phone

  36. eileen baron

    August 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I have locked my Samsung galaxy young s5360 and could not remember the screen locked pattern. I tried 5 times and it still locked.I even forgot the password of my email address to unlock my phone

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 28, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      you need to enter the device in the recovery mode to clear the cache

  37. Who cares

    August 7, 2013 at 10:57 pm


    I had similar situation on my mobile Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830(OS 2.3). I forgot my passcode and whenever that happened i used my gmail credentials to unlock. But this time I don’t know what happened to saved password, it was rendering invalid credentials. But from computer I was able to login to the gmail account.

    I read about all the comments given on different sites which will tell you to either buy Screen lock bypass software or to wipe data from your mobile.

    Luckily while trying to switch off & on mobile I saw Data Network Mode option.(Hold power button for 2 secs). Before than this my mobile was not connected to internet in anyways. I activated data network and provided the correct gmail credentials. This time it verified the credentials by logging into gmail(not the saved credentials) and I got the change pattern screen. 🙂

    Good Luck.

  38. Hanan Khalid

    August 4, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    how can I get into recovery mode?

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 28, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      which phone you are trying to enter into the recovery mode?

  39. leah

    July 17, 2013 at 11:59 am

    i have gmail account thought my phone i forget the password

    • leah

      July 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      the my phone is galaxys

  40. Mahdi

    June 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I have been forgotten my screen lock and typed several time wrongly.
    now I forgot the Google account and pin code too, so now what should I open my GALAXY S3
    and how i should get pin code?
    please help me.

  41. hi

    May 24, 2013 at 4:43 am

    hey my sister tried to unlock it too many times and now it says that i have to type in my google account username and password but when i do it doesnt work so i dont know how to find out what my real google account info is… not just ur regular gmail?

  42. Hasmig

    May 20, 2013 at 5:41 am

    My sister locked her phone and its the pattern it won’t unlock we tried everything it won’t work…HELP?!??!?!

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      get into recovery mode to clear all the data and password will be removed

  43. Jason Bates

    February 2, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Just to avoid this, I started using Remote Screen Lock / Unlock – and it’s working out like anything. It’s just like my life saver super super Admin Password. Kids can use regular password for day to day use and if they forget, can be used Super Admin Password. App is too smart so you need to understand well to get best of best out of it.

  44. Osama khawla

    November 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    i like this topic it more help full and clear to Every one

  45. Emily

    October 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    My samsung note got stolen but i did set a password on the phone itself. Is it possible for the theft to hack the phone w/o password or he could just hack it? Or does he need to reboot everything to reset the new password in order to access?

  46. Emily

    October 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Hi. My samsung note got stolen but i did set a password on the phone itself. Is it possible for the theft to hack the phone w/o password or he could just hack it? Or does he need to reboot everything to reset the new password in order to access?

  47. hunter hammer

    October 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    if i reset my phone will i have to buy a card to reboost it again?

  48. Pradeep Neela

    September 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    yes you can apply the update

  49. payal

    September 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    my android phone has been locked ..i know my gmail acc. name and password but i am not able to loging…when i enter the email add. and password it shows password is wrong

  50. natasha hall

    September 21, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    i dont know how to unlock my phone because i forget my google account how do i figure out my google account?

  51. siom smith

    September 7, 2012 at 4:11 am

    i have forgot the pattern nto unlock my sony xperia p 26li.can any one help my reset my moblie for free i can not do any thing witgh my new phone untill i get the pattern unlock can any one help me please thank you

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      you can enter the device in the recovery mode and clear the cache

      • maya

        October 7, 2012 at 12:31 am

        i tryed to enter my password but its wrong , then after 5 times it says to try in 30 sec.
        im wonderring if i will get option to login using my email account (galaxy note)

  52. hilary

    September 6, 2012 at 6:57 am

    I have a bit of a problem because I can’t use my email to reset my phone’s password, and I need my password to connect my phone to the computer. I can plug it in, but I can’t transfer files to and from it…

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

      you can apply the update again and check

  53. Blankman

    August 21, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    How do you transfer the usb cable to your phone?

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      using usb cable to your phone

  54. Ayesha Amanullah

    August 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Doesnt help at all. When i type my password in 5 times incorrectally, it doesnt ask for my gmail password and sign in!!!!!!!!!!
    😛 🙂 🙂 😮

  55. Tannis Swampy

    July 16, 2012 at 12:35 am

    how do i unlock my android phone i changed my password when i was inebriated? help 

  56. Najmi52

    July 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    what the password too mny pattern

  57. Rachyrach76

    July 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

    the usb is not detectable as the phone is locked!!!! Help

  58. bitesize92

    July 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    The screen lock bypass worked perfectly..Thanks

  59. g.b.singh

    June 24, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Forget screen lock pin how i can open lock

  60. me

    June 24, 2012 at 5:34 am

    I have a androde ebook nd I want to reaer it bc it was going slow nd it doent say email ur password to u so wat do I do

  61. softball lsu

    June 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    how do you unlock a samsung galaxy tab2 if its lock and you forgot your password

  62. Galaxypete

    June 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I went onto my email and went to forgot password, then recover new password at recovery email. If you don’t have a recovery email, like me, toto forgot password and answer security password. Make new password, then turn off then on phone. Type in email and new password. This is what worked for me

  63. Gautamgr8

    June 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    galaxy note
    i tried it incorrectly for 5 times
    the google reset link doesn’t appear

  64. tarun

    May 26, 2012 at 11:38 am

    i hav forgot my pin so how to unlock now plzzzzz say na…..

  65. Junior B

    May 9, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I do not wish to do a master reset because I have not backed up the contents of the phone especially the contacts.
    The solution above mentioned is not required as if we have forgotten pattern or pin then it asks to authenticate our google account. If the user remembers that, he can login to the phone.
    If user doesn’t even remember his Google username/password, then he will also be not able to install SCREEN LOCK BYPASS application as you need your google account details to install an app from the market place.
    So can someone please help??

    • Jade Leigh Giles

      June 16, 2012 at 9:18 am

      I noticed this was posted about a month ago, what did you do to get your screen unlocked? I have an HTC Inspire and have tried almost everything I can find online and nothing has worked. I really REALLY don’t want to have to do a master reset because I don’t want to lose all my contacts and pictures. Please help?

      • kat

        June 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm

        im in the same position now! did u find a solution?????

  66. ishan

    May 6, 2012 at 1:36 am

    dude i forgot my pattern lock
    and now i dont remember my google password
    what to do
    i dont want to loose my phone memory

    • carl rafols

      May 24, 2012 at 12:11 am

      same problem. bro. how can you do that the forgot password will appear. because i know my password in google

  67. hadiah

    May 5, 2012 at 10:48 am

    cannot remember my pattern or gmail account cannot reset please help no money for a new phone

  68. laurie

    April 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    REALLY?!! I love geeks — but how about some end user FAQ’s about that damnable PIN Android looks for on purchases, and Add Account, etc etc. This is a CONSUMER DEVICE. BTW…Google is on its way to Microsoft hubris. Just sayin’

  69. nilesh

    April 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    i got the sanme prob. i forgot my pin in samsung galaxy ace. plz help how to unlock without resetting.

  70. derien alexander

    April 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    i cnt unlock ma phone cause i forgot ma password and it doesnt ask for your email address so what shud i do

  71. sam

    April 9, 2012 at 2:18 am

    hi i have a htc sensation – how do i reset the password if i have forgotten it and cannot get to my setting to do anything.any help pls

  72. Stefani

    April 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    How do you hard reset the device?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      get into the recovery mode and wipe the data!

  73. Thea Kildal Ysland

    April 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I dont reamember my password, and then I dont get to play anymore:-(

  74. lenora

    April 1, 2012 at 6:32 am

    ok my husbund to be is cheatin on me with my sister we are trying to get marryed in like 3 mos. but i know they got something going on cause she always smiling at him win i turn my back i just need answer pls:( oh sorry he has a sprint htc 4g android pls help me thanks and have a bless day!!

    • Yogesh Patel

      April 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Please try the above tricks to unlock the pattern lock.

  75. ashish

    March 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I have micromax a75 mobile. I have forgeted my phone pin password not sim password. I am unable to retrieve the password or reset the password also. I also unable to install Screen Lock Bypass application because mobile is locked but i can access memory card through data cable. Please help me in this issue. requested to you pls reply as soon as possible.

  76. Michele

    February 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Just used the new paid version of Screen Lock Bypass called Screen Lock Bypass Pro. It was $2.00 and it worked flawlessly! No need to reset the phone once you’re in!! I give it 5 stars. You just download it from the market from your pc and once it installs on your phone, plug in your charger and poof! It takes you to a screen to manage/reset your password.

  77. Raksh

    January 12, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I have a galaxy note and i don’t remembre what PIN i used to lock it… maybe a bit of flick of touch in entering the numbers… what should i do now ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 12, 2012 at 10:49 am

      you need to hard reset the device from the recovery mode!

      • sonjteria

        April 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm

        how do i reset it f i cnt get into it

        • Julia

          June 30, 2012 at 8:32 am

          search it on youtube

  78. elijah king

    December 31, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    when i didnt get my pin it didnt say forgot password so i can reset it.

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 16, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      yes you can reset the phone!

      • itsmehopec

        March 5, 2012 at 4:48 am


        • Yogesh Patel

          March 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

          Read the post carefully to unlock your handset.
          Thanks You!

          • Steve

            September 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm

            my phone is Android 2.2.2 and it does not give me the option to reset the password..

  79. John Mercogliano

    December 1, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Great app, helped me out in a jam. But once I’ve run this and have access to my phone, how do I change my pin? Or do I just back everything up and reset.


  80. Gaurav

    November 16, 2011 at 9:53 am

    The solution above mentioned is not required as if we forgot pattern or pin then it asks to authenticate our google account. If user remembers that, he can login to the phone.
    If user even dont remember his Google username/password, then he will also be not able to install SCREEN LOCK BYPASS application as you need your google account details to install an app from market place.

    Pl provide a solution in case a user even dont remember his Google account details.????

    • Yogesh Patel

      November 16, 2011 at 11:19 am

      The last resort is however going through recover mode and reset your phone. That will do it.

      • shinigami

        April 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm

        how do i reset or unlock my screen lock..i forgot my password on screen and i can’t get into it.

        • sereyvuthkeo

          May 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

          how do i reset or unlock my screen lock..i forgot my password on screen and i can’t get into it.

        • msg

          March 3, 2015 at 12:03 am

          thanks for posting this

    • marcus boykins

      March 29, 2013 at 6:46 am

      It want work help please

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