How to Bypass Android Pattern Lock 2022

Android pattern lock screen or PIN lock 🔐 are similar but pattern lock is drawn on the touch screen while PIN is binary code or password. In this dedicated post, I will guide you on how to unlock the Android phone pattern lock if forgotten.

You should know that there are many Android phone manufacturers and all have different methods to bypass the Android lock screen. For example, Samsung has a different button combination for hard reset than Google Pixel, Huawei, ZTE, Motorola, HTC, Oppo, Vivo, and more.

I will try my best to cover bypass lock screen methods for all popular Android brands.

How Android Lock Screen Removal is Done?

To bypass the Android lock screen you need to factory reset your phone. But how do we get to phone settings when it is already locked? Well, you can’t access a Samsung phone when it has a pattern or PIN lock. What you can do is to enter Recovery mode to wipe data factory reset it and restart your phone. This is called hard reset, it wipes all data that was stored on the internal memory of your phone. So hard resetting your Android device will wipe all data, so if you’ve important data or messages you need to find an alternative method that does not erase your important files.

How to Reset Android Phone Without Google Account FRP?

If your Android phone or tablet is running Android 5 or above and hard reset it using Recovery mode, after the factory reset it will ask for a Google account that was previously synced with the device. So how to prevent getting your device FRP locked?

Well if you don’t have access to phone settings then there is no way you can avoid it, if you’ve access to phone settings then it’s a lot simple, Go to Settings > Accounts and backup > Accounts and remove Samsung or Google account that is added.

In case you don’t have access to phone settings or don’t remember the Google account then Download FRP Bypass Apk latest version. We also have written a dedicated step-by-step guide for Samsung phones & Tablets to bypass FRP lock using free FRP tools.

How to Remove Pattern lock on Samsung?

To unlock a forgotten pattern lock on a Samsung phone or tablet there are 2 different ways you can hard factory reset your device. The methods are different for older and newer models, particularly devices that have a Bixby button or home button.

Try this method if your phone has a Bixby button

You’ll notice your phone will not restart when it is locked with a lock screen. So how do you restart it even to boot it into recovery?

  1. First of all, press and hold down the Volume down+Power buttons all at the same time for at least 5 to 10 seconds. It will restart your phone.
  2. Once the phone screen turns black, leave the Volume down immediately and press Volume up with Bixby and the power button for 5 to 10 seconds.
  3. Finally, you’ll get to the Android recovery as shown in the image below:

To navigate between different options use Volume up /down and to select an option press the Power button. To factory reset, select the Wipe data/ factory reset option. You’ll also get this warning

If your phone is reset, you may need to enter the Google account information (email address and password) assoiciated with this phone to be able to use it again.

Next, it will ask for another confirmation to Wipe all user data? THIS CANNOT BE UNDONE!

To confirm select Factory data reset.

Once done, select Reboot system now to restart your phone.

How to Remove Lock Screen from Galaxy Note20 & S21 Ultra?

You’ll notice that Samsung has removed the Bixby button from Galaxy S21 and Note20 series. So is the factory reset is different to remove the Android lock screen?

The method is exactly the same but to force restart the phone you need to press and hold the Volume down+Power buttons and as soon as the screen turns black, leave the volume down immediately and press and hold Volume up with the Power button.

Use this method for Older Samsung phones (With Physical Home button)

Please note that just the button combination is different for older models like the Galaxy S7, S6, J series phones. The rest of the process is exactly the same.

To boot older Samsung phones into recovery mode use the Volume up+Home+Power buttons all at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until you see the recovery menu.

Remove Forgotten Pattern on Motorola

If you’ve forgotten the PIN or Pattern lock for your Motorola phone, here is how you can bypass it by hard resetting to its factory default settings.

Motorola phones have fast boot modes, so first you need to reboot into this mode and then recovery mode. Here are the step by step instructions:

  1. Power off your phone.
  2. Hold & press the Volume down+Power buttons for 5-10 seconds until you see the fastboot screen.
  3. Using the Volume up/down keys navigate Recovery mode and select using the Power button.
  4. If you get ‘No command’ with a black screen then again press Volume up+Power together.
  5. The rest of the process is the same as we did for Samsung phones, Select Wipe data/ factory reset and reboot your phone.

Bypass Forgotten PIN on ZTE

To remove the PIN lock screen from ZTE smartphones follow the steps below. The steps are identical to Samsung phones.

  1. Power off your ZTE phone.
  2. Press & hold the Power+Volume buttons as the phono to boots to the ZTE logo screen then release the Power button but keep holding the Volume key till you see the recovery screen.
  3. Rest use Volume up/down to navigate between options and Power to select/ confirm an action.
  4. Finally select wipe data/ factory reset.
  5. Reboot your phone.
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Imran Aftab
 

Hello, I'm Imran Aftab, a tech enthusiast, using Android and Windows. Live simply, give generously and dream high.