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Recover Android Device in case of Forgot password/pattern unlock an Android device

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How do I reset my phone if I've forgotten the lockscreen pin?

My Sony Xperia SL is locked and I want to Hard Reset it. How can I do this? Is there any other way to unlock my phone?

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Performing a Hard Reset doesn't technically unlock your phone. Instead, it erases all of your data and resets the phone back to the last Android OS update's default settings. Because of this many users prefer to unlock their phones using a method that won't erasing all of their data and settings.

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One of the easiest ways to unlock a locked Android phone is by using the Google account associated with it. This method requires an Internet connection on your locked Xperia SL.

Follow the steps below to unlock your Sony Xperia with your Google account:

  1. 1
    On your lock screen, Tap on the 'Forgot Password?' option.
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    Enter your Google account credentials.
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    Follow the steps provided by Google.
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    Once the steps are completed, you'll be able to ether enter a new password, or just unlock the device.
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    Your Xperia should now be unlocked.
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If you don't have an Internet connection on your phone, you will then need to Hard Reset it. You can learn how to do this in our main guide, which can be accessed by clicking on the title of this Q&A page, or the link below the article summary.

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How can I access my phone when I don't know the password?

My Ex-boyfriend thought it to be funny to put a password on my phone and refuses to give me the password so I can't access my phone. I don't want to lose anything on my phone as it is not backed up. So I'm trying to gain access to it.

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How to get rid of "emergency calls only" error without a code?

Hi, my phone shows a message that "emergency calls only" and then needs a password but the thing is, I have never created a password, please assist without losing my data

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