How To Bypass Android lock screen, Pattern Lock, or Password/PIN Without Wiping Data


Unlock android phones without losing data in case you forgot lock screen Pattern, Password or PIN

How to hack or bypass android password pattern or lockscreen

Smartphones brought a lot of security features that allow users to safely lock their phones using a password, PIN code, or a swipe pattern. Newer devices have introduced even more advanced technologies such as fingerprint scanner and face recognition. However, contrary to locking, unlocking the device after you’ve forgotten your credentials can be extremely difficult. Don’t worry; you most probably won’t have to boot your device to factory settings and losing all personal data as we compiled a concise list of methods to unlock your device.

When Do You Need to Bypass Lock Screen Security?

Bypassing lock screen security, while providing back the access to your smartphone, isn’t always the wisest idea. However, there are situations where you might have found an old device you’d like to use for some purpose but can’t remember how to unlock it. Forgetting your password, PIN, or lock pattern happens more often than one would think. New technologies such as fingerprint scanner and facial recognition have enabled us to unlock our device in less than a second. That comfort often leads to us forgetting manual passwords.

While some devices have special settings that require you to type your secret code every three days or less, most of the devices don’t, so once your phone accidentally or purposely reboots, your device will ask you to unlock it bu typing password, which you don’t remember. Many people have owned their smartphones for a long time and have valuable app history, chat logs, sweet selfies, music, and other multimedia with no backup or SD card to cover it. Booting the device back to the factory setting would erase all the data and, thus, the memories.

In these times, use the following methods to unlock your device without losing data.

how do i unlock my phone if i forgot my pin?

Unlock with Google’s “Find My Device” Website

This is the safest way to unlock the phone and remove the current password. However, your device should have been enabled “Find My Device,” which most users kept enabled. It can still be in the back of your mind when panic kicks in. That’s why we highlighted how to unlock your device using Google’s built-in security service.

Unlock phone with google find my device

Find My Device is built-in on most of the Android devices and users’ best bet to get back to their phone’s functionality. It’s just essential to be logged into your Google account, and be online, which you probably are. This feature is accessible through any other smartphone, tablet, or computer. Follow the steps below to reset the password on your device.

  1. Go to Google Find My Device and sign in with the same gmail account.

  2. You will see your phone listed there with few options such as Play sound, Secure device, and Erase device. Go to Secure Device then you skip entering a massage or number and hit the Secure Device button again.

  3. An option will prompt you to select and enter a new password, which will replace the existing pattern, PIN, or password.

  4. Repeat the password so Google can confirm you typed the same code correctly.

  5. Click the “Lock” button again.

  6. The process takes a little longer. Still, you should be able to log back to your device within five minutes.

It’s worth noting that we noticed this method doesn’t work with Android 8.0 Oreo and above. However, as long as you run any version up to Android Oreo, including Android 7.0 Nougat, you should be able to reset easily and bypass the lock screen pattern.

Samsung Find My Mobile Service (Only for Samsung devices)

Samsung users can also bypass password protection using Find My Mobile service provided by Samsung to help users unlock their screen. However, this feature works only if you have logged into your phone using the Samsung account. Here’s how to bypass the lock screen protection using Find My Mobile.

  • Navigate to Find My Mobile website using your PC’s browser and log in to your Samsung account.
  • Click “Lock My Screen” option, which is located on the left side.
  • Enter the new PIN and then tap the “Lock” button again. Wait a bit until the new PIN gets created and try to unlock your phone again.

Unlock With Smart Lock

Unlcok andorid phone with smart lock

Almost every Android phone has a Smart Lock feature that bypasses lock screen security automatically in certain places or conditions for easy accessibility. The option is available under Settings > Security & location > Smart Lock.

There are multiple options that allow unlocking your smartphone without a password such as:

  • On-body detection: Using the gyroscope sensor the phone knows when you are using it and keep the device unlocked while you are carrying it.
  • Trusted places: You can also select specific locations to unlock your phone. For example, when you’re near home or office the device will unlock itself.
  • Trusted devices: Users can also specify certain Bluetooth devices like wireless headphones, fitness trackers, or car music systems to unlock the phone as soon as it connects automatically.
  • Voice match: Unlocks your phone when it hears your trusted voice.

Try to remember if you’ve already set up one or more of these options before you forgot your password, then use the above situations to access your phone. Altough you can’t change Smart Lock or password settings without entering your current password, it is still extremely helpful to backup important files. Once you get back everything, you needed you can do a factory reset.

Forgotten Pattern for Android 4.4 or Earlier

With devices running Android 4.4 or lower version of OS, you can use the feature called Forgotten Pattern to access your device. This feature was quite useful when Pattern unlocking was extremely popular. Here’s how to bypass the lock screen using the forgotten pattern.

  • Attempt to access your device using random password patterns until your device prompts you to choose the “Forgot Pattern” option. Once it appears press on it and selects “Unlock with Google Account Details.”
  • Enter your Google account credentials and reset your device lock screen password.
  • Once the process is complete, Google will email you with a unique code you’ll use to create a new pattern lock or remove it.

These methods can recover or unlock your Android phone. However, they won’t help you remember your password for future logins. So, we suggest you protect your passwords by keeping a copy written it in a note-taking app or use a password manager. Also, make sure you remember the right email address you used to sign in a google account, Samsung account tor manufacturer’s account service.

Recommended reading

Khaled Shariar
Khaled is using Android OS since the very first Google Phone. Back in 2008, he started to help other Android users to find the right Applications/ Games and solving issues with their phone. Khaled also works in Creative Media Design.


Join Us



10 Quick tips to speed up Android phone and boost performances

Why is my phone so slow? How to make an android phone faster?Just...

Best LED Notifications Apps to Customize or Add LED notification on Android phone

No notification light on your phone? These apps can add one or help configure

5 Best Android forums for rooting/modding tutorials, tips, questions, and answers

Check out these best Android forums for support, troubleshooting help, tutorials, and much more!

Best Offline Radio Apps & How to Unlock secret FM tuner on Android smartphone

Here's how to activate the hidden FM radio chip on phones and use apps to listen radio without wifi


10 Best FM Transmitter App for Android to listen to Music from Smartphone to Old Car Stereo

Use FM Transmitter to play music or radio from phone through Car StereoMany...

3 Ways to Fix has stopped

See How to fix "unfortunately, the process has stopped"The Android System UI...

5 Best Tethering Apps and 3 Ways to Share Mobile Data with a PC

Share your mobile data connection/Internet with PC or Mac on the go!Using your Android smartphone as a hotspot to enable the sharing of mobile...

Best LED Notifications Apps to Customize or Add LED notification on Android phone

No notification light on your phone? These apps can add one or help configure

Most Popular

15 Free Music Download Apps for Android

These music downloader app gets you free music for your phoneCan I download...

Top Free Movie Apps for Android to Watch & Download Movies Legally

Watch movies online and save HD movies offline with these best movie download app

The Best Android Call Recorder Apps to record phone calls

Here is a compelling list of apps that will record phone calls with clarity and flexible.Recording your phone call can be extremely useful if...

Top 15 Free HD Games for Android with high-quality graphics

Give yourself a visual treat by playing HD games on your smartphone or tablet!

The Best Free Poker Apps for Android to play Texas Holdem, Zynga and more

These popular mobile poker apps and games to bring action on a smartphone wherever you are!

The Best Root Apps to install on Rooted Android Phone/Tablet

Boost the capability of your rooted android device unlocking its fullest potential with these top root apps.

How To Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S4 & Wipe Data

Reset Galaxy S4 phone to factory settings or Wipe cache partition (Hard Reset) to refresh the system performance.

The Best Free Ad blocker for Android: Block ads and Stop pop-ups

Top free ad blocker and popup blocker to get rid of annoying adsYou...

10 Best Free eBook, PDF & ePub reader Apps for Android

Top free reading apps to read ePub and PDF books with the great viewing experience

15 Best Free Wallpaper App for Android to Download HD Backgrounds

Top free wallpaper app to beautify your home screenIn courtesy of Google, we...

More on GetAndroidStuff

The Best Android Tablet Games you can download for Free

Our favorite android tablet games to play on big screen for FreeAn Android...

10 Best Cartoon Yourself App Free for Android

Use a Cartoon Photo editor app to become your favorite animated character without possessing mad drawing skills.

10 Best Free Parental Control Apps for Android

These free Android Parental Control Apps will protect children from unsuitable & harmful content.

Apps to share files between android devices & Android to PC Wirelessly

Using an Android app for file sharing makes things much less complicated to transfer between phones and even backing up to your PCMobile devices...

Top 25 Galaxy Apps you must Download on Samsung Phones

Explore your Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphone with these 10 best Galaxy Apps you must Download.

How to set a video as Wallpaper on Android

Set any Video as a Live Wallpaper on Android with these video wallpaper app

10 Best FM Transmitter App for Android to listen to Music from Smartphone to Old Car Stereo

Use FM Transmitter to play music or radio from phone through Car StereoMany...

Top 10 Apps to Scan Business Card and Digitize Contacts on Android

Best Business Card Scanner Apps for speedy and convenient contact savingAnyone working in...