Get the Pattern Lock Back on the Mobile

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Androids are smartphones. Aside from using them for SMS and basic calls, these phones are used for personal and business e-mails, storage of videos, pictures and other personal stuff. Confidential information such as business and personal contacts, credit card information, bank details and other important data may be stored on your device. Having your phone on the wrong hands may cost you a lot. That is the reason why you need to keep your mobile device safe and secure.

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One way of securing your device is by using screen lock pattern. Once your device locks or has its screen turned off, accessing it again will require you to enter the correct screen lock pattern or the phone would stay locked. This will prevent unauthorized persons from using your phone and retrieving any valuable information from it. Below, we have compiled instructions on how to enable screen lock patterns for popular phones. If you have a phone that is not listed, indicate your device's brand and model on the comments section and we will have them added to the list.

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Samsung Galaxy S3

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  1. 1
    On the Home screen, tap on Apps.
    Tap on Settings under Apps and go to Lock screen.
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  2. 2
    Tap on Screen lock, then go to Pattern.
    The instructions on how to set your unlock pattern will display. Tap Next to continue.
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  3. 3
    It is now time to draw your desired pattern.
    Once done, tap on Continue. Draw the pattern again and tap on Confirm to continue. Set up a backup pin on the next screen. This is asked in case that you forget your unlock pattern.
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  4. 4
    Enter the pin again to confirm it and tap OK.
    You will now see that your mobile phone is protected with an unlock pattern.
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Samsung Galaxy S4

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  1. 1
    Tap on the Menu key from the Home screen of your phone.
    It is located on the bottom left-hand side, beside the Home button.
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  2. 2
    Tap on Settings and go to My Device.
    Under My device, scroll down to the Lock screen and tap it.
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    Now, tap on Screen lock and go to Pattern.
    You will now be asked to draw your desired pattern. Tap on Continue to move on or Retry if you want to use a different pattern.
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    Draw your pattern again and tap on Confirm.
    You will be asked to enter a backup pin in case you forget what your pattern is. Enter your desired pin and tap on Continue.
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    On the next screen, re-enter the pin and tap on OK to confirm it.
    It will now show that your phone is protected with an unlock pattern.
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Samsung Galaxy Note3

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  1. 1
    From the Home screen, tap on Apps.
    Under Apps, tap on Settings and go to the Device tab.
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  2. 2
    Scroll down to the Lock screen and tap it.
    Tap on Screen lock and go to Pattern.
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  3. 3
    Draw your desired pattern and tap on Continue.
    On the next screen, draw the same pattern and hit Confirm to save it.
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  4. 4
    You will be asked for a backup pin in case you forget your screen lock pattern.
    Enter your desired PIN and hit Continue. To confirm it, re-enter the pin on the next page and tap on OK.
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  5. 5
    You will now see that your mobile phone is secured with a screen lock pattern.
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ZTE Fury

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    On the Home screen, tap on the Menu key.
    Go to Settings and then tap on Location and security.
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  2. 2
    Tap on Set up screen lock, then hit Pattern.
    The instructions will now display on the screen. There will be two consecutive screens for the instructions. Tap Next on each of them and the next screen will now ask you to draw your desired pattern.
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    Draw your desired pattern and tap on Continue.
    Draw the same pattern on the next screen and hit Confirm.
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    Other pattern features such as tactile feedback and using visible pattern will be available on the next screen.
    Set up the options you want and go back to the Home screen. Your pattern is now set.
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LG Optimus G

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  1. 1
    On the Home screen, tap on Apps.
    Go to Settings then tap on Lock screen.
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  2. 2
    Tap on Select Lock Screen the choose Pattern.
    The instructions will be displayed. After reading them, tap Next to start drawing your desired pattern.
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    Draw the pattern that you want to use and hit Continue.
    On the next screen, draw the same pattern and tap on Confirm to save it.
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  4. 4
    On the next screen, the information about the backup pin will be shown.
    After reading it, tap Next so you can start setting up your backup pin.
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  5. 5
    Start entering the backup pin that you want to use.
    To make sure that you are correctly typing it, you can put a tick on the Make visible box under the Backup PIN field. Tap on Continue when done.
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    Re-enter your backup PIN and hit OK.
    Your phone is now secured with a screen lock pattern.
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HTC EVO 4G LTE

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    On the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon.
    This is on the bottom of the screen in the middle. Go to Settings, then tap on Security.
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    Select Screen lock, then go to Pattern.
    The instructions on how to set a pattern lock will display. Read it and hit Next.
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  3. 3
    Draw your desired pattern on the next screen and tap on Continue.
    Confirm the pattern by drawing it again, then tap Confirm.
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  4. 4
    An Attention box will pop up.
    Clicking OK will disable your phone from notifying you about your missed calls and text messages while the phone is locked. If you choose to tap Cancel, your new messages and missed calls will still display, even if the phone is locked.
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    Tap on your choice and go back to your Home screen.
    Your pattern has been set up.
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Sanyo Zio

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  1. 1
    On the Home screen, tap on Menu.
    Choose Settings, then tap on Location & security.
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  2. 2
    Select Set up screen lock, then go to Pattern.
    The instructions will show on the next two screens. After reading it, tap on Next.
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  3. 3
    Draw your chosen pattern and hit Continue.
    Redraw it on the next screen and tap Confirm to save it.
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  4. 4
    You can make changes on the pattern options under Location and security settings.
    Your unlock pattern has now been saved.
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Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

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  1. 1
    On the Home screen, tap the Apps icon located in the middle of the page.
    Go to Settings, then select Security & Screen Lock.
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    Tap Screen lock, then go to Pattern.
    The instructions will be shown on the screen. Hit Next when you are done reading the instructions.
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  3. 3
    Draw your preferred screen pattern and tap on Continue.
    Draw the same pattern on the next screen and tap on Confirm.
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  4. 4
    Modify the optional settings of your screen pattern under Security & Screen Lock.
    You can now go back to the main Home screen. Your pattern has been saved.
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Questions and Answers

Password recovery option for Tecno l3?

My friend tried to login with my secret password and the screen is now lock I want to unlock the screen . Thank you

There is a certain limitation in terms of the number of attempts to login at any given time. If you have exceeded that within the time period stated, you will have to wait within the period they stated in order to log in again. Depending on the number of failed attempts, the time that you are not allowed to try can range from 3 hours to 24 hours.

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I want my phone back to its pattern menu so that I can go to its home

When performing the Hard Reset on your device you will in fact be erasing all of the memory from your device which will allow you to be able to reach the devices home without the pattern unlock. Here are the steps on hard resetting your Samsung Tab;

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-Power off the device

-Hold the volume up + power button

-Once you do this the boot menu will appear so release the keys

-On the boot menu use the volume buttons to highlight the Factory Reset option then select this with the power button

-After resetting use the volume buttons to highlight the reboot device the press the power button

This will Hard Reset your device removing the data and pattern unlock from the device:

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How do I recover the forgotten pattern on my Android phone?

I forgot the pattern. and my Google account doesn't open even its correct.

It will vary on the type of device that you are using being that not all devices use the same button combination in order to be able to Hard Reset a device. I can give you the basic combinations in order to Hard Reset your device but understand that if it doesn't work I will need the name of your specific device to give you more specific button combinations.

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-Power off your device

-Hold the volume up + power

-On the boot menu release the buttons

-Upon releasing the buttons use the volume keys to highlight the Factory Reset option

-After this use the volume keys to highlight the reboot option and press power to make the selection

This will cause your device to reset itself to factory settings. If this does not work then reply with the name of your device for better information on hard resetting your Tablet.

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My phone is hot sell z66 and I lost the pattern and Gmail?

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Unlock Android Phone: I have Samsung Galaxy S2. Its locked and asking for the user/password even when I am entering the correct user/password. Can you help?

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Forgot pattern of Micromax Bolt q339?

I have a Micromax Bolt q339 mobile for which I had forgotten the pattern lock and I don't have any Gmail account and when I press the home button power button and volume button together then something in Chinese language appears so what should I do?. I have tried: I had done all the things as I had mentioned before. I think it was caused by: I had forgotten my pattern

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How do I open my cellphone because I forgot my pin?

I can't open my cellphone because I forgot my pin. I have tried: I entered my past pin. I think it was caused by: I entered a wrong pin

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I have an old HTC Evo that is no longer in use with a carrier, but used to be Sprint. I had too many pattern attempts. Did not know it would lock me out. I remember the pattern now. Can not get the pattern screen back. Can you help?

It says to sign in with a Google account. But the phone no longer has a cellphone carrier. So I tried using a WiFi and that didn't work either. But since I remember the pattern how can I retrieve the pattern screen?. I have tried: I tried WiFi to unlock with Google email and password. Didn't work.. I think it was caused by: Too many pattern attempts.

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I have lost my HTC password, how can I do it?

I need to hard reset my HTC, it shows me an exclamation mark. I think it was caused by: My friend didn't know my password and put a lot.

While the device has been turned off, press and hold the power and volume-down buttons until you see three robots at the bottom. Press the volume-down button twice to highlight "FACTORY RESET". Now, press the power button to reset the smartphone.

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If that generic HTC hard-reset method does not work for you, then you should resort to our tutorial on hard-resetting Android devices from the powered-down state.

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