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

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I have a Moto G 3rd Gen. with Android 6.0 installed on it. I am also using the SmartLock feature with On-Body detection and Face Recognition, which I disabled recently and changed my phone lock pattern to PIN last night. Today I can't recall the PIN. I tried using Android Device Manager to put a temporary password on it, but it didn't work. Please help, I don't want to lose my data on the phone?

I have a Moto G 3rd Gen. with Android 6.0 installed on it. I am also using the SmartLock feature with On-Body detection and Face Recognition, which I disabled recently and changed my phone lock pattern to PIN last night. Today I can't recall the PIN. I tried using Android Device Manager to put a temporary password on it, but it didn't work. Please help, I don't want to lose my data on the phone?

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If you're locked out of your Tablet, you can recover the password with your Google account. If this option is not available to you for some reason, then the only real way is a Factory Reset of the device.

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1. Power the Tablet off

2. Hold down the Volume Up and Down Buttons+ Power Button. Once the device boots up release the buttons.

3. Use the volume keys to navigate through the menu and select Factory Reset. Use the power button to select it.

4. Now press yes to confirm and allow Tablet to reset.

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How to recover HTC rhyme lock screen user ID without losing data?

My brother entered too many attempts on my device so I used recover ID password, but do not know what can I do?

It probably did not push through because you were not connected to the internet via WiFi or data connection. Unfortunately, there is no other way left to use the phone without erasing all the apps and data stored in it (unless you are rooted and has enabled USB debugging mode then you can use a program called an Android tool). You will have to do a Factory Reset. Do the following to do so:

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  • turn off the phone
  • press the following:

Volume down

Power button

  • wait until you see the 3 Android images, release buttons
  • choose Factory Reset by using volume down to navigate and power to select

To unlock the Tablet with Jellybean 4.1?

I know my password, but internet connection is not available on Tablet, may child draw wrong pattern too many times and device is locked, what can I do to unlock the Tablet

You have the option to wait until the device allows you to input your pattern unlock code so that you can gain entry. Depending on how many times you incorrectly tried to enter the code previously there will be a time limit on the next time that you can try to unlock your device.

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If you do not have the option to unlock using your previous pattern then you will have not choice but to perform a Hard Reset on the device being that you do not have internet connection so that you can enter your Gmail account information:

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Press and hold power + volume key

Use volume keys to highlight the Factory Reset option

Press the power button to make the selection

These options need to be performed when the device is fully powered down.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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